How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need continued chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Plainville chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not an atypical question, and it's also really logical. The answer is logically understandable, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal issues or we acquire them.


Some of us are born with spinal issues that will be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive to one's own spine. There is no way to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to respect our spines so as to not cause pain. Your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic can deliver the spinal manipulation intended to relieve your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its 

  • proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved spine further or again.
  • nutritional needs - Layden Chiropractic will suggest some nutrition ideas to strengthen certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!

It is in these continued spine problems that we - you and your Plainville chiropractor - must work together for the best outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)


Some of us hurt our backs. We do things that injure the best of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting too much weight. You get the picture - things we do in our normal activities of daily living may injure us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the extent that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link in our spinal health.

We all must maintain a strong, well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of dodging those situations that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Plainville chiropractor see each other every so often. A periodic visit to Layden Chiropractic for spinal alignment and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is helpful. Continued spinal manipulation after the original pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to chieve long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than having to go through repeated treatment of Plainville back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in this moment and reduces the risk of further spine pain in the future.


A new report reflected on the reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not common that it just goes away and never returns. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been found to be effective in reducing painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried others. (2) Layden Chiropractic strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain decreases.

Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no fun. Remedy is possible with Layden Chiropractic. Just understand that there is a logical necessity and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems. (1)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients discover with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic today for more information about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

There is value in visiting your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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