WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they must come
for chiropractic care at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. Ultimately, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Manahawkin chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. However, there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced
the number of painful day in acute episodes and improved
the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not often cured. It is like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t simply disappear. The bruise is now a more vulnerable part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely
refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Manahawkin
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients seek maintenance care after a few episodes
of Manahawkin back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is the Manahawkin chiropractic
care partner for you!
Manahawkin 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 the week benefitted patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By improving pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are encouraging
outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year before 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% were prescribed
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care combining spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
is prepared 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 Manahawkin back pain.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Arrange your next Manahawkin
chiropractic appointment today with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is your spine care
and back pain management partner!