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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Colorado Springs chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.

WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!

Patients often ask how long they have to visit for chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. In the end, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Colorado Springs chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is no pain, it makes sense to stop care. Only there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular schedule (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 length of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not often cured. It’s like a bruise on an apple. It won’t simply go away. The bruise is now a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Colorado Springs back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is the Colorado Springs chiropractic care partner for you!

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

Colorado Springs 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 during a week time frame benefitted patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By bettering pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Unfortunately, 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 only 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 incorporating spinal manipulation and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 discuss the conservative approach to dealing with Colorado Springs back pain.

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Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment now with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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