"Why do I need on-going chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Carrolltown chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an atypical
question, and it's also quite
perceptive. The answer is fairly
understandable, too, though dual: 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 spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's
own spine. There is no path to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is ours. So we must figure
out how to respect our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can perform
the spinal manipulation designed to ease
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will share
some nutrition ideas to strengthen
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises don't take long but will
take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!
It is in these on-going spine problems that
we - you and your Carrolltown chiropractor - must
work together for the greatest
outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us hurt our backs. We do
things that damage the best
of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things
we do in everyday 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 disc, arthritis, 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 utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of
staying away from those activities
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Carrolltown chiropractor see
each other on occasion.
A recurring visit to Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for spinal alignment
and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to chieve
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of Carrolltown
back pain. It averts pain and suffering in this moment and decreases the risk 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 reason for disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not common that it just goes away and never returns. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been reported as
effective in reducing painful days for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be
of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried
others. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain decreases.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no
fun. Remedy is possible with
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the value patients discover with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment with
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation today for more details about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.