"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 spondylolisthesis, transitional 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 disc, arthritis, 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.
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
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
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.