New Hampshire Spine and Sport often hears how difficult it is for Southern New Hampshire lower back pain patients to make their appointments due to work schedules. That’s understandable! What New Hampshire Spine and Sport aims to establish at visit one is the importance of care to prevent such lower back pain that may keep our Southern New Hampshire lower back pain patients from ever returning to work! We have to work together, your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor and you, our Southern New Hampshire back pain patient. A little time at our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic clinic may do wonders for your work career!
Seek care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport sooner than later. Why? Consider this recent meta-analysis – a top level research study – of lower back pain patients and their return to work pooled rates that reveals only 15.5% of workers with back pain are absent from work in studies tracking these patients for more than 6 months. Now the pooled estimate for the proportion of lower back pain patients who do return to work after back pain follows:
- 68.2% at 1 month
- 85.6% at 1-6 months
- 93.3% at more than 6 months
The researchers conclude emphatically that the estimated 32% of back pain sufferers not back at work at 1 month are at a crucial point for intervention to prevent long term work absence. (1) That’s where your Southern New Hampshire back pain specialist at New Hampshire Spine and Sport comes into play!
Returning to work after an episode of low back pain is a process as any Southern New Hampshire back pain patient knows. It’s complicated. It involves many different factors from the treatment itself to fear avoidance (worry or concern that moving a certain way may bring the back pain back on to a lack of confidence that the back pain will keep you from being able to do what you used to do. These factors are real. Sometimes, New Hampshire Spine and Sport recommends some behavior therapy for patients who struggle with these issues that may prevent returning to work. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is confident that our chiropractic treatment plan helps our back pain patients overcome the pain and worry of back pain so returning to work is possible.
The potentially long-lasting and disabling pain associated with back pain is generally a bigger concern than the immediate pain felt. (3) The goal of Southern New Hampshire chiropractic back pain care is to achieve pain relief and return you to work as soon as possible. In some cases “control not cure” is the goal if complete relief of chronic pain is not realistic. New Hampshire Spine and Sport seeks to first stop the pain from worsening and gain at least 50% relief of pain as quickly as possible.