Johnson Chiropractic often hears how difficult it is for Richmond
lower back pain patients to make their appointments due to work schedules. That’s
understandable! What Johnson Chiropractic intends to establish at visit one is the importance
of care to prevent such lower back pain that may keep our Richmond
lower back pain patients from ever returning to work! We have to work together,
your Richmond chiropractor and you, our Richmond back pain
patient. A little time at our Richmond chiropractic clinic may do
wonders for your work career!
Seek care at Johnson Chiropractic sooner than later. Why?
Consider this recent meta-analysis – a top level research study – of lower back
pain patients and their return to work pooled rates that reveals only 15.5%
of workers with back pain are absent from work in studies tracking these
patients for more than 6 months. Now the pooled estimate for the proportion of lower back pain patients
who do return to work after back pain follows:
- 68.2% at 1 month
- 85.6% at 1-6 months
- 93.3% at more than 6 months
The researchers conclude emphatically that the estimated 32%
of back pain sufferers not back at work at 1 month are at a crucial point for
intervention to prevent long term work absence. (1) That’s where your
Richmond back pain specialist at Johnson Chiropractic comes into play!
Returning to work after an episode of low back pain is a
process as any Richmond back pain patient knows. It’s complicated. It
involves many different factors from the treatment itself to fear avoidance (worry
or concern that moving a certain way may hurt the back to a lack of confidence that the back pain will keep you from being
able to do what you used to do. These factors are real. Sometimes, Johnson Chiropractic
recommends some behavior therapy for patients who struggle with these issues
that may prevent returning to work. (2) Johnson Chiropractic is
confident that our chiropractic treatment plan helps our back pain patients
overcome the pain and worry of back pain so returning to work is possible.
The potentially long-lasting and disabling pain associated
with back pain is generally a bigger concern than the immediate pain felt.
(3) The goal of Richmond chiropractic back pain care is to achieve pain relief and return you to work as soon as possible. In some cases “control not
cure” is the goal if complete relief of chronic pain is not realistic. Johnson Chiropractic
seeks to first stop the pain from worsening and gain at least 50% relief of
pain as quickly as possible.
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