Healthy News May 2020 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 makes sense 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 go away. 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! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."