WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they must visit for chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Ultimately, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Southern New Hampshire chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients decide for themselves. And when there is no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. Only there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular schedule (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped the number of painful day in acute episodes and improved the timespan of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after a few episodes of Southern New Hampshire back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, New Hampshire Spine and Sport is the Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care partner for you!
Southern New Hampshire 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 a week time frame 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 prior to back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% experienced at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% received 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 worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is here 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 discuss the conservative approach to dealing with Southern New Hampshire back pain.
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Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today with New Hampshire Spine and Sport for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is your spine care and back pain management partner!