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 Manchester chiropractor, just treat it and end the pain forever?"

This is not an unexpected question, and it's also very logical. The answer is logically simple, 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 spinal weaknesses 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 way to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to use our spines so as to not trigger pain. Your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries can deliver the spinal manipulation intended to relieve your specific spinal condition. Then, you will 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 - Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will share some nutrition ideas to bolster certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises do not take long but will take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!

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

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

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

We all must keep up a strong, well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of avoiding those settings that could trigger pain.

How? You and your Manchester chiropractor see each other on occasion. An occasional visit to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries for spinal alignment and review of healthy spine maintenance is good. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to obtain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Manchester back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the present and reduces the risk of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A new report reflected on the reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability around the world. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not known to just go away and never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been documented as effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried others. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain diminishes.

Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no fun. Remedy is possible with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems. (1)

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

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

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today for more details 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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