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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Vancouver chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.

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 seems natural 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 exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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.

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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!

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