WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they must visit
for chiropractic care at Chiropractic Solutions. In the end, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the San Jose chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is gone, they are gone.
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. However, there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (aka “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 painful day in acute episodes and increased
the duration 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 is like a
bruise on an apple. It will not just go
away. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely
pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a San Jose
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after a few episodes
of San Jose back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Chiropractic Solutions is the San Jose chiropractic
care partner to see!
San Jose 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 helped 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 positive
outcomes! Sadly, in the year prior to 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% received
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. Chiropractic Solutions
is ready 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 San Jose back pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Schedule your next San Jose
chiropractic appointment today with Chiropractic Solutions for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Chiropractic Solutions is your spine care
and back pain management partner!