WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they have to come
for chiropractic care at Disc Centers Of America. Ultimately, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Buffalo, NY chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it makes sense to stop
care. Only there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular basis (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 is like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t just go
away. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Buffalo, NY
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Buffalo, NY back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Disc Centers Of America is the Buffalo, NY chiropractic
care partner to see!
Buffalo, NY 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 throughout the week helped patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By bettering pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (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% had
at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% had
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 including spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Disc Centers Of America
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 dealing
with Buffalo, NY back pain.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Schedule your next Buffalo, NY
chiropractic appointment now with Disc Centers Of America for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Disc Centers Of America is your spine care
and back pain management partner!