How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need continued chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Pensacola chiropractor, just treat it and end the pain forever?"

This is not a bizarre question, and it's also very perceptive. The answer is logically simple, too, though two-fold: we are born with spine-pain issues or we develop them.

BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN

Some of us are born with spinal conditions that will be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique 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 Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center can perform the spinal manipulation intended to ease your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think about its 

  • proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved spine further or again.
  • nutritional needs - Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center will suggest 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 Pensacola chiropractor - must collaborate for the best 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: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting too much weight. You get the idea - things we do in our normal activities of daily living may hurt us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the level that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend with a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link in our spinal health.

We all must nurture a strong, well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of avoiding those situations that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Pensacola chiropractor see each other every so often. A periodic visit to Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for spinal alignment and review of healthy spine maintenance is good. Continued spinal manipulation after the original pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to obtain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repeated treatment of Pensacola back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the present and decreases 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 around the world. It’s persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not known to just go away and never return. Fortunately, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been documented as effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned others. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 no fun. Alleviation of your pain is possible with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. Just understand that there is a logical necessity and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions. (1)

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 value patients discover with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today for more details about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

 
There is value in visiting your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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