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 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.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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!