"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Oxford chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an unexpected
question, and it's also really
reasonable. The answer is fairly
understandable, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal
issues or we acquire them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with problems or weaknesses in our spines that will
be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive 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 respect our spines so as to not trigger
pain. Your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic can deliver
the spinal manipulation intended to relieve
your specific spinal condition. Then, you will want to think
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You do not want to put
your now-pain-relieved spine in jeopardy again.
- nutritional needs - Satterwhite Chiropractic will suggest
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises do not take long but will
take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your Oxford chiropractor - must
work together for the most welcome
outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us hurt our backs. We do
things that damage the best
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things
we do in our normal activities of daily living may hurt
us, and we end 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 keep up a strong,
well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of
dodging those activities
that could trigger pain.
How? You and your Oxford chiropractor see
each other every so often.
A recurring visit to Satterwhite Chiropractic for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the initial
pain-relieving care is even described as a way to obtain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than
having to go through repeated treatment of Oxford
back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in this moment and decreases the risk 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 is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been documented as
effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be
of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic 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. Remedy is possible with
Satterwhite Chiropractic. Just understand that there is a logical need
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the value patients discover with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment with
Satterwhite Chiropractic today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.