WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they must visit
for chiropractic care at Johnson Chiropractic. Ultimately, their
relief dictates this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Richmond chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it seems natural to stop
care. However, there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the
things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (aka “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced
the number of painful day in acute episodes and increased
the length of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not typically cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Richmond
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients seek maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Richmond back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Johnson Chiropractic is the Richmond chiropractic
care partner for you!
Richmond 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 varying
low, moderate and high intensity exercise during the week benefitted patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By making better 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% had
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. Johnson Chiropractic
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 discuss the conservative approach to managing Richmond back pain.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Arrange your next Richmond
chiropractic appointment now with Johnson Chiropractic for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Johnson Chiropractic is your spine care
and back pain management partner!