Healthy News May 2020

Continued Lynchburg chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.

WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED? TO KEEP THE RELIEF!

Patients often ask how long they have to visit for chiropractic care at Palmer Chiropractic Center. In the end, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Lynchburg chiropractor. For others, when the pain is better, they quit coming. The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s no pain, it seems natural to quit coming. However, there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and prevents 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 is beneficial. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased the number of days with pain in acute episodes and improved the timespan of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not typically cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It won’t simply go away. The bruise is now a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Lynchburg back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Palmer Chiropractic Center is the Lynchburg chiropractic care partner for you!

Lynchburg exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Lynchburg 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 a week time frame 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 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% 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 worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Palmer 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 Lynchburg back pain.

CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center

Schedule your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment now with Palmer Chiropractic Center for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Palmer Chiropractic Center is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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