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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need on-going chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Richmond chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not an atypical question, and it's also quite reasonable. The answer is fairly simple, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal 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 distinctive to one's own spine. There is no way to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to use our spines so as to not trigger pain. Your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic can perform the spinal manipulation designed to ease your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its 

  • proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to put your now-pain-relieved spine in jeopardy again.
  • nutritional needs - Johnson Chiropractic will suggest some nutrition ideas to strengthen certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises do not take long but will take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!

It is in these continued spine problems that we - you and your Richmond chiropractor - must work together for the greatest outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us injure our backs. We do things that damage the best of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting excess 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 hurt the spine to the extent that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the weak link in our spinal health.

We all must maintain a strong, well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of staying away from those settings that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Richmond chiropractor see each other every now and then. A periodic visit to Johnson Chiropractic for spinal alignment and review of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to chieve long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Richmond back pain. It averts pain and suffering in this moment and decreases the chance of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A recent report described the reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not known to just go away and never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been found to be effective in reducing painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried others. (2) Johnson Chiropractic 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 disruptive. Relief is possible with Johnson Chiropractic. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions. (1)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the value patients find with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic today for more information about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

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