"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Sitka 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
sensible. The answer is logically
simple, too, though dual: we are born with spinal
issues or we develop them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal issues that will
be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's
own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is ours. So we must figure
out how to use our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can perform
the spinal manipulation designed to ease
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 put
your now-pain-relieved spine in jeopardy again.
- nutritional needs - Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 keeping it strong!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your Sitka chiropractor - must
collaborate for the most welcome
outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us injure our backs. We do
things that harm the seemingly healthiest
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the picture - things
we do in everyday activities of daily living may harm
us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the
level that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend
with a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link
in our spinal health.
We all must keep up a strong,
well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of
dodging those settings
that could trigger pain.
How? You and your Sitka chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
A periodic visit to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is helpful. Post-continued
spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to chieve
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repeated treatment of Sitka
back pain. It averts pain and suffering in the
present and reduces the risk of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A new report described the
reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability around
the world. 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 the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be
of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain diminishes.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Alleviation of your pain is possible with
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment with
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.