WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
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 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.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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!