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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. In the end, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Manchester chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
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 what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (aka “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. 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 disappear. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly
refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Manchester
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Manchester back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is the Manchester chiropractic
care partner for you!
Manchester 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 variable
low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout a week time
frame helped patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By making better pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are encouraging
outcomes! Sadly, 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% received
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. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 discuss the conservative approach to managing Manchester back pain.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Schedule your next Manchester
chiropractic appointment now with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is your spine care
and back pain management partner!