Healthy News May 2020

Continued Plainville 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 must come for chiropractic care at Layden Chiropractic. Ultimately, their relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Plainville chiropractor. For others, when the pain is better, they quit coming. The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. However, there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular basis (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased the timespan of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not often cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not just go away. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Plainville chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after a few episodes of Plainville back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Layden Chiropractic is the Plainville chiropractic care partner for you!

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

Plainville 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 varying low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout 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 helpful. (2) Those are encouraging outcomes! Sadly, in the year before back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% had a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Layden Chiropractic is prepared 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 discuss the conservative approach to managing Plainville back pain.

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

Arrange your next Plainville chiropractic appointment today with Layden Chiropractic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Layden Chiropractic is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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