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 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! Unfortunately, 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!