WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED? TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they must come for chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. In the end, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Augusta chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . 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 what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular basis (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 duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not simply disappear. The bruise is now a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Augusta chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Augusta back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is the Augusta chiropractic care partner to see!
Augusta 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 throughout the week helped 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 helpful. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Sadly, in the year before 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% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% received at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here 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 present the conservative approach to dealing with Augusta back pain.
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Arrange your next Augusta chiropractic appointment now with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is your spine care and back pain management partner!