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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Brooks chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!

Patients often ask how long they have to come for chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic. In the end, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Brooks chiropractor. For others, when the pain is gone, they are gone. The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is no pain, it makes sense to stop care. However, there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular schedule (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased the number of painful day in acute episodes and increased the duration 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 go away. The bruise is now a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Brooks chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients seek maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Brooks back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Soft Health and Healing Clinic is the Brooks chiropractic care partner for you!

Brooks exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Brooks 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 during a week time frame benefitted 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 positive outcomes! Sadly, in the year prior to back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% experienced 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 combining spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 present the conservative approach to managing Brooks back pain.

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Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic appointment now with Soft Health and Healing Clinic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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