"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 spondylolisthesis, transitional 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 perform
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 disc, arthritis, 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.
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
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.