Healthy News May 2020

Continued Buffalo, NY chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

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 The Novelli Wellness Center. 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 seems normal 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, The Novelli Wellness Center is the Buffalo, NY chiropractic care partner to see!

Buffalo, NY exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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. The Novelli Wellness Center 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 The Novelli Wellness Center

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment now with The Novelli Wellness Center for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. The Novelli Wellness Center is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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