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Best to See Your Sitka Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a familiar question Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka hears when Sitka folks talk about chiropractic. Sitka chiropractic patients are a mixed group. Some Sitka chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some Sitka chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though keeping on the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Sitka chiropractic patients discover that coming for a Sitka chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal schedule after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka appreciates every Sitka chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Sitka chiropractic practice.


Now, just how frequently a Sitka chiropractic patient can profit from Sitka chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka presents a new project in which participants with chronic low back pain received treatment three times a week for 6 weeks. Some visits were with spinal manipulation; some were with light massage; some not treatment at all. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most favorable results for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has researched and documented for other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence allows Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to really aid our Sitka back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Sitka chiropractic care.


The number of visits for low back pain episodes varies often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It recorded the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean results for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits differed. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients discovered relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in fewer than 90 days (when the condition becomes "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a Sitka chiropractic treatment plan can be arranged for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is always ready to help!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to figure out just how many visits it will likely take to get you feeling better and to consider if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up schedule!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Sitka chiropractor.
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