"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 spondylolisthesis, transitional 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 disc, arthritis, 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.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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
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.