Healthy News May 2020

Continued Oxford chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.

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’s no pain, it makes sense 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 exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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!

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