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Healthy News May 2020

Continued San Jose chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

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 exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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.

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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!

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