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 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.
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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!