How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need on-going chiropractor treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Buffalo, NY chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not a bizarre question, and it's also quite perceptive. The answer is fairly understandable, 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 way to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is ours. So we must learn how to respect our spines so as to not trigger pain. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at The Novelli Wellness Center can perform the spinal manipulation designed to ease your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think about its 

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

It is in these continued spine problems that we - you and your Buffalo, NY chiropractor - must collaborate for the greatest outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us injure our backs. We do things that harm 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 injure us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the level that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the weak link in our spinal health.

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

How? You and your Buffalo, NY chiropractor see each other on occasion. An occasional visit to The Novelli Wellness Center for spinal alignment and review of healthy spine maintenance is helpful. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to chieve long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Buffalo, NY back pain. It averts pain and suffering in the present and decreases the chance 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 around the world. 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 the number of days of pain for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned others. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain diminishes.

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

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

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 value patients find with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center today for more details 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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