Best to See Your Oxford Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a familiar question Satterwhite Chiropractic hears when Oxford folks talk about chiropractic. Oxford chiropractic patients are a assorted lot. Some Oxford chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Oxford chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise keeps these issues at bay for many!). Some Oxford chiropractic patients discover that making a Oxford chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular basis after pain relief is achieved benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Satterwhite Chiropractic appreciates every Oxford chiropractic patient who trusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Oxford chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how frequently a Oxford chiropractic patient can benefit from Oxford chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Satterwhite Chiropractic shares a new study in which chronic low back pain patients were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. In the end, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments produced the most positive results for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence permits Satterwhite Chiropractic to really aid our Oxford back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Oxford chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes fluctuates often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It documented the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean outcomes for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients discovered low back and leg pain relief on average in less than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Oxford chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Satterwhite Chiropractic is always ready to help!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Oxford chiropractic appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic to figure out just how many visits it will likely take to get you feeling better and to see if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up schedule!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Oxford chiropractor.
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