Healthy News May 2020

Continued Vancouver chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!

Patients often ask how long they have to come for chiropractic care at Vancouver Spine Care Centre. Ultimately, their relief determines this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Vancouver 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 quit coming. Only there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular schedule (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 painful day 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 often cured. It’s like a bruise on an apple. It won’t simply disappear. The bruise is now a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Vancouver 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 Vancouver back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Vancouver Spine Care Centre is the Vancouver chiropractic care partner for you!

Vancouver exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Vancouver 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 during a week time frame benefitted 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 beneficial. (2) Those are encouraging 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% had 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 combining spinal manipulation and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is prepared 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 Vancouver back pain.

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Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment today with Vancouver Spine Care Centre for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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