WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they must visit
for chiropractic care at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. In the end, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Sitka chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is .
The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it makes sense to stop
care. Only there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (aka “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased
the number of painful day 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 typically cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t just disappear. The bruise is now a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely
pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Sitka
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients request maintenance care after a few episodes
of Sitka back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is the Sitka chiropractic
care partner for you!
Sitka 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 variable
low, moderate and high intensity exercise during a week time
frame helped 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% experienced
at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% had
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% got
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 worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 present the conservative approach to managing Sitka back pain.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Schedule your next Sitka
chiropractic appointment today with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is your spine care
and back pain management partner!