Best to See Your Vancouver Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a familiar question Vancouver Spine Care Centre responds to when Vancouver folks talk about chiropractic. Vancouver chiropractic patients are a assorted lot. Some Vancouver chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Vancouver chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise keeps these issues at bay for many!). Some Vancouver chiropractic patients discover that coming for a Vancouver chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular basis after pain relief is achieved benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is grateful for every Vancouver chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Vancouver chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how frequently a Vancouver chiropractic patient can gain from Vancouver chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Vancouver Spine Care Centre presents a recent study in which participants with chronic low back pain received treatment three times a week for 6 weeks. Some visits were with spinal manipulation; some were with light massage; some not treatment at all. In the end, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most promising outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed peak outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has researched and documented for other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence allows Vancouver Spine Care Centre to really help our Vancouver back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Vancouver chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes fluctuates often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It detailed the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean outcomes for maximum improvement. For particular conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients found relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in fewer than 90 days (when the condition becomes "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is always ready to help!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre to figure out just how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to consider if you would want to see your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up basis!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Vancouver chiropractor.
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