WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they have to visit
for chiropractic care at Vancouver Disc Centers. Ultimately, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Vancouver chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is gone, they are gone.
The patients decide for themselves. And when there is
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. Only there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the
things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (aka “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped
the number of days with pain in acute episodes and improved
the timespan of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not typically cured. It is like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t simply go
away. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely
pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Vancouver
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 Vancouver back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Vancouver Disc Centers is the Vancouver chiropractic
care partner for you!
Vancouver 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 a week time
frame benefitted patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By improving pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are positive
outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year prior to back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had
at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% received
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Vancouver Disc Centers
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 Vancouver back pain.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Arrange your next Vancouver
chiropractic appointment today with Vancouver Disc Centers for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Vancouver Disc Centers is your spine care
and back pain management partner!