WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they have to come
for chiropractic care at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Ultimately, their
relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the St. Francisville chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
The patients decide for themselves. And when there is
no pain, it seems natural to stop
care. Only there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced
the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased
the length of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not usually cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t simply disappear. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a St. Francisville
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients seek maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of St. Francisville back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is the St. Francisville chiropractic
care partner to see!
St. Francisville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific
Low Back Pain
A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with varying
low, moderate and high intensity exercise during the week benefitted patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By bettering pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are encouraging
outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year prior to back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% experienced
at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% had
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% got
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
is ready to do this with you!
Listen to this PODCAST
with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR,
developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST
with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they present the conservative approach to dealing
with St. Francisville back pain.
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Schedule your next St. Francisville
chiropractic appointment now with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is your spine care
and back pain management partner!