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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need continued chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Malverne chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not an atypical question, and it's also quite perceptive. The answer is logically simple, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal issues or we develop them.

BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN

Some of us are born with spinal weaknesses that will be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's own spine. There is no path to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is ours. So we must figure out how to use our spines so as to not cause pain. Your Malverne chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness can perform the spinal manipulation designed to alleviate your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its 

  • proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved spine further or again.
  • nutritional needs - Malverne Health & Wellness will suggest some nutrition ideas to strengthen certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!

It is in these on-going spine problems that we - you and your Malverne chiropractor - must collaborate for the greatest outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us hurt our backs. We do things that injure the seemingly healthiest of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things we do in our normal activities of daily living may harm us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the level that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link in our spinal health.

We all must nurture a strong, well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of dodging those activities that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Malverne chiropractor see each other occasionally. A periodic visit to Malverne Health & Wellness for spinal alignment and review of healthy spine maintenance is good. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to maintain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Malverne back pain. It averts pain and suffering in this moment and decreases the risk of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A new report described the reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not common that it just goes away and never returns. Fortunately, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been documented as effective in reducing painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned others. (2) Malverne Health & Wellness strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain decreases.

Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Relief is possible with Malverne Health & Wellness. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions. (1)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients discover with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness today for more information about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

 
There is value in seeing your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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