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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need on-going chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Manahawkin chiropractor, just treat it and end the pain forever?"

This is not an atypical question, and it's also quite reasonable. The answer is fairly understandable, too, though two-fold: we are born with spine-pain issues or we acquire them.

BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN

Some of us are born with spinal issues that will be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive to one's own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to respect our spines so as to not trigger pain. Your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center can perform the spinal manipulation designed to ease your specific spinal condition. Then, you will want to think about 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 - Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will share some nutrition ideas to improve certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!

It is in these on-going spine problems that we - you and your Manahawkin chiropractor - must partner for the most welcome outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us injure our backs. We do things that injure the seemingly healthiest of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting excess weight. You get the picture - things we do in our normal activities of daily living may harm us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the extent that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link in our spinal health.

We all must keep up a strong, well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of staying away from those activities that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Manahawkin chiropractor see each other every now and then. A periodic visit to Manahawkin Chiropractic Center for spinal alignment and review of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the original pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to obtain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than having to go through repeated treatment of Manahawkin back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the present and reduces the chance of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A new report reflected on the reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability globally. It’s persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not known to just go away and never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been reported as effective in reducing painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned others. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center 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. Remedy is possible with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems. (1)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients discover with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today for more details about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

 
There is value in seeing your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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