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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Fort Wayne chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.


Patients often ask how long they must visit for chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Ultimately, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Fort Wayne chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s no pain, it seems normal to quit coming. However, there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the things you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased the timespan of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have 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 simply go away. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely pleasant, 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 ask for maintenance care after suffering with several 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 to see!

Fort Wayne exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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 varying low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout the week helped patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By making better 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 before 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% got at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 managing Fort Wayne back pain.

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Schedule 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!