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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Manahawkin chiropractic care fosters back pain 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 exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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.

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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!

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