"Why do I need on-going chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Sandy Springs chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an uncommon
question, and it's also really
sensible. The answer is logically
simple, too, though two-fold: we are born with spine-pain
issues or we develop them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal weaknesses 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 way to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to use our spines so as to not trigger
pain. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center can deliver
the spinal manipulation designed to alleviate
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You do not want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Cross Chiropractic Center will share
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises don't take long but will
take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your Sandy Springs chiropractor - must
partner for the greatest
outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us injure our backs. We do
things that injure the seemingly healthiest
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting too much weight. You get the picture - things
we do in everyday activities of daily living may hurt
us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the
level that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the weak link
in our spinal health.
We all must maintain a strong,
well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of
dodging those activities
that could trigger pain.
How? You and your Sandy Springs chiropractor see
each other occasionally.
An occasional visit to Cross Chiropractic Center for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is helpful. Post-continued
spinal manipulation after the initial
pain-relieving care is even described as a way to obtain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of Sandy Springs
back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the
present and decreases 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 reason for disability around
the world. It’s persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not common that it just goes away and never returns. Fortunately, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been documented as
effective in reducing painful days for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried
others. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain diminishes.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Aid is possible with
Cross Chiropractic Center. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients find with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with
Cross Chiropractic Center today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.