WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they have to come
for chiropractic care at Satterwhite Chiropractic. Ultimately, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Oxford chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is gone, they are gone.
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is
no pain, it seems natural to quit coming. However, there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what 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 reduced
the number of painful day in acute episodes and improved
the duration of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not usually cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t just 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 Oxford
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Oxford back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Satterwhite Chiropractic is the Oxford chiropractic
care partner to see!
Oxford 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 improving pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are encouraging
outcomes! Sadly, in the year before 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% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% received
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care combining spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Satterwhite Chiropractic
is prepared 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 present the conservative approach to dealing
with Oxford back pain.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Schedule your next Oxford
chiropractic appointment today with Satterwhite Chiropractic for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic is your spine care
and back pain management partner!