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 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.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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!