Benefits of Continued Buffalo, NY Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

“Doc, do I have to see you for a long time?”

“No, but you might well want to!”

Researchers are reporting on support for chiropractic care in the short and long term also known as maintenance care. Benefits consist of pain relief and return of function in the short term and sustained pain relief, continued function, and enhanced confidence in doing activities of daily living. Disc Centers Of America trusts our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients to make the best decision for their condition as they know themselves and their bodies best.

CHIROPRACTIC RELIEF: TIME, VISITS AND WORSE PAIN, FUNCTION RETURN

A RAND Human Subjects Protection Committee-approved study of chronic back pain (1362) and chronic neck pain (1214) patients examined how quickly they improved with chiropractic care and how much functional improvement they experienced. These patients were documented as suffering with mild pain for the most part. Back and neck pain reduced, and function improved gradually over three months of chiropractic care. When frequency of chiropractic visits was considered in the analysis, those who stated they had the worst pain had more visits. Only when chronic low back pain patients made visits more than one time a week was the impact beneficial and impacted the outcome toward greater improvement. (1) Studies like this can help patients with their expectations and payers with their treatment plan decision-making for coverage. Disc Centers Of America is so glad to read about these published studies to share with our Buffalo, NY back pain patients.

TREATMENT PLANNING FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF: Chiropractic Maintenance Care

Not all back pain patients are the same. Buffalo, NY back pain has all sorts of influences: social, biological, psychological, too. A collection of back pain patients’ response to chiropractic care alone versus multidisciplinary care found a relatively small difference in outcome which seems logical since adding ancillary care boosts the outcomes. (2) Same with continued chiropractic care. Patients who followed maintenance care recommendations reported fewer pain days and fewer activity-limited days. (3) Back pain patients who observed recommendations for maintenance care valued its being patient-centered. Cost, low availability, and fear of treatment were factors they thought prevented them from following recommended maintenance care. (4) One patient with a 13-year history of chiropractic once-monthly maintenance care incorporating cervical spine long-y distraction for cervical radiculopathy and associated retrolisthesis (backward slipping of one spinal vertebral bone on its spinal neighbors) kept the patient asymptomatic, kept the spine functioning as best as possible, and produced a gradual decrease in the cervical spine retrolisthesis. Older neck pain patients who underwent long-term chiropractic care and exercise for neck pain experienced greater improvement in pain, function, balance, and self-efficacy (confidence in doing daily activities and such). Chiropractic care was considered to improve pain and control symptoms while exercise supported self-efficacy and confidence to be able to keep active and mobile and in being able to self-handle their condition. (6) Disc Centers Of America carefully designs a treatment plan for each unique patient for best possible outcomes for each.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Robert Borzone on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the benefit of continued chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with a disc herniation.      

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with Disc Centers Of America. Our back pain and neck pain patients do not have to see us, but many choose to because they feel good and want to stay that way. 

Disc Centers Of America shares the benefits of continued chiropractic care – aka maintenance care - for back and neck pain patients in easing pain, staying mobile, and feeling confident in participating in daily activities.  
 
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