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 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!