WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they have to visit
for chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Ultimately, their
relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Fort Wayne chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is gone, they are gone.
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it seems natural to stop
care. However, there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the
things you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (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 improved
the length of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not typically cured. It is like a
bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Fort Wayne
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients seek maintenance care after a few episodes
of Fort Wayne back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is the Fort Wayne chiropractic
care partner for you!
Fort Wayne 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 variable
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 beneficial. (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% experienced
at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 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 incorporating spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
is here 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 Fort Wayne back pain.
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
Arrange your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment today with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is your spine care
and back pain management partner!