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Best to See Your Brooks Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a familiar question Soft Health and Healing Clinic gets when Brooks folks talk about chiropractic. Brooks chiropractic patients are a assorted lot. Some Brooks chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some Brooks chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though keeping on the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Brooks chiropractic patients find that coming for a Brooks chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal schedule after pain relief is attained benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Soft Health and Healing Clinic appreciates every Brooks chiropractic patient who trusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Brooks chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how often a Brooks chiropractic patient can profit from Brooks chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares a new project in which participants with chronic low back pain received treatment three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most positive outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Soft Health and Healing Clinic uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence allows Soft Health and Healing Clinic to really help our Brooks back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Brooks chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes changes often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) resulted in data on 1000 back pain patients. It recorded the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean results for maximum improvement. For particular conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients discovered relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in fewer than 90 days (when the condition becomes "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Brooks chiropractic treatment plan can be arranged for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is at your service!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic to figure out just how many visits it will likely take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to see your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up schedule!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Brooks chiropractor.
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