WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they have to visit
for chiropractic care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. In the end, their
relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Pensacola chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
The patients decide for themselves. And when there is
no pain, it seems natural to stop
care. 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 basis (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 days with pain in acute episodes and increased
the timespan of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have 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 certainly
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Pensacola
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients seek maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Pensacola back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is the Pensacola chiropractic
care partner for you!
Pensacola 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 helped 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! Sadly, in the year before 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% got
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 dealing
with Pensacola back pain.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Schedule your next Pensacola
chiropractic appointment today with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is your spine care
and back pain management partner!