WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they must come
for chiropractic care at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Ultimately, their
relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Carrolltown chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
The patients decide for 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 keeps you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a
regular basis (aka “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 duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not often cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It will not simply go
away. The bruise is now a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely
pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Carrolltown
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients seek maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Carrolltown back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is the Carrolltown chiropractic
care partner to see!
Carrolltown 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 improving pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are positive
outcomes! Unfortunately, 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% experienced
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 combining spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
is ready 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 discuss the conservative approach to dealing
with Carrolltown back pain.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Arrange your next Carrolltown
chiropractic appointment now with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is your spine care
and back pain management partner!