Healthy News May 2020

Continued Pensacola chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.

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 make the decision 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 (sometimes referred to as “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 starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is the Pensacola chiropractic care partner for you!

Pensacola exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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 helpful. (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!

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