WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they have to come
for chiropractic care at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. In the end, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Fernandina Beach chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. However, 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 basis (aka “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased
the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased
the length 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 just go
away. 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 Fernandina Beach
chiropractic treatment plan designed 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 Fernandina Beach back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is the Fernandina Beach chiropractic
care partner to see!
Fernandina Beach 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 varying
low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout the week benefitted patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By making better 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 just 14.6% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
is ready 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 dealing
with Fernandina Beach back pain.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule your next Fernandina Beach
chiropractic appointment today with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is your spine care
and back pain management partner!