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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Malverne chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.


Patients often ask how long they must visit for chiropractic care at Malverne Health & Wellness. In the end, their relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Malverne 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 normal to stop care. Only there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the things you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular schedule (sometimes referred to as “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased the timespan 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 simply go away. The bruise is now a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Malverne chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Malverne back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Malverne Health & Wellness is the Malverne chiropractic care partner for you!

Malverne exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Malverne 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 variable low, moderate and high intensity exercise during the week helped patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By improving pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Unfortunately, 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% had a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed 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 worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Malverne Health & Wellness 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 present the conservative approach to managing Malverne back pain.

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Arrange your next Malverne chiropractic appointment now with Malverne Health & Wellness for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Malverne Health & Wellness is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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