WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they must come
for chiropractic care at Cross Chiropractic Center. In the end, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Sandy Springs chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is .
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. Only there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the
things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (sometimes referred to as “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped
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 becomes a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly
pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Sandy Springs
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients seek maintenance care after a few episodes
of Sandy Springs back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Cross Chiropractic Center is the Sandy Springs chiropractic
care partner to see!
Sandy Springs 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 beneficial. (2) Those are encouraging
outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year prior to back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% experienced
at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% had
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% got
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. Cross Chiropractic Center
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 Sandy Springs back pain.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Schedule your next Sandy Springs
chiropractic appointment now with Cross Chiropractic Center for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Cross Chiropractic Center is your spine care
and back pain management partner!