“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a common question Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic gets when Augusta folks talk about chiropractic. Augusta chiropractic patients are a diverse lot. Some Augusta chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some Augusta chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue dictates (though keeping on the at-home care program that incorporates lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise keeps these issues at bay for many!). Some Augusta chiropractic patients discover that making a Augusta chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular basis after pain relief is attained benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic appreciates every Augusta chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Augusta chiropractic practice.
OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN
Now, just how often a Augusta chiropractic patient can benefit from Augusta chiropractic care visits is a research-documented answer for chronic low back pain patients. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares a recent study in which participants with chronic low back pain were treated 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 positive outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to really help our Augusta back pain patients’ knowledge of what to expect with Augusta chiropractic care.
NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION
The number of visits for low back pain episodes varies often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) resulted in data on 1000 back pain patients. It detailed the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Overall, 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. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One is more difficult to treat than the other. 91% of patients found relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in less than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)
Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a Augusta chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is at your service!
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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 Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to see how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up schedule!