"Why do I need on-going chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Augusta chiropractor, just treat it and end the pain forever?"
This is not an uncommon question, and it's also really perceptive. The answer is logically simple, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal issues or we acquire them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal conditions that will be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's own spine. There is no path to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is our own. So we must figure out how to respect our spines so as to not trigger pain. Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can deliver the spinal manipulation designed to alleviate your specific spinal condition. Then, you will want to consider its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to put your now-pain-relieved spine in jeopardy again.
- nutritional needs - Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will share some nutrition ideas to strengthen certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!
It is in these on-going spine problems that we - you and your Augusta chiropractor - must work together for the best outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us hurt our backs. We do things that hurt the best of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things we do in everyday activities of daily living may hurt us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the extent that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link in our spinal health.
We all must keep up a strong, well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of avoiding those situations that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Augusta chiropractor see each other every so often. A periodic visit to Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic for spinal alignment and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is good. Continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to maintain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Augusta back pain. It averts pain and suffering in the present and reduces the chance of further spine pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A new report reflected on the reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not known to just go away and never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been reported as effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried others. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain decreases.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Alleviation of your pain is possible with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions. (1)
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients find with on-going chiropractic care.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today for more information about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.