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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need continued chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Vancouver chiropractor, just treat it and end the pain forever?"

This is not an unexpected question, and it's also very sensible. The answer is fairly understandable, too, though dual: we are born with spine-pain issues or we acquire them.

BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN

Some of us are born with problems or weaknesses in our spines that will be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is our own. So we must figure out how to use our spines so as to not trigger pain. Your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers can perform the spinal manipulation intended to ease your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its 

  • proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved spine further or again.
  • nutritional needs - Vancouver Disc Centers will share some nutrition ideas to improve certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!

It is in these on-going spine problems that we - you and your Vancouver chiropractor - must collaborate for the most welcome outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us hurt our backs. We do things that damage the best of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things we do in our normal activities of daily living may hurt us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the level that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link in our spinal health.

We all must maintain a strong, well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of dodging those activities that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Vancouver chiropractor see each other occasionally. A periodic visit to Vancouver Disc Centers for spinal alignment and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is good. Continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even described as a way to obtain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repeated treatment of Vancouver back pain. It averts pain and suffering in the present and decreases the risk of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A new report described the reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not common that it just goes away and never returns. Fortunately, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been reported as effective in reducing painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried others. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain decreases.

Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no fun. Aid is possible with Vancouver Disc Centers. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems. (1)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the value patients discover with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers today for more information about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

 
There is value in visiting your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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