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Healthy News May 2020

Continued St. Francisville chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.


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 exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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.

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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!

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