"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 spondylolisthesis, transitional 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
- 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 disc, arthritis, 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.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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
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.