WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they must visit
for chiropractic care at Hollstrom & Associates Inc. In the end, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Largo chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is gone, they are gone.
The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. However, there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (sometimes referred to as “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased
the number of painful day in acute episodes and improved
the timespan of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not typically cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t just disappear. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly
refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Largo
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Largo back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Hollstrom & Associates Inc is the Largo chiropractic
care partner to see!
Largo 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 during the week 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 helpful. (2) Those are positive
outcomes! Sadly, 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 only 14.6% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
is here 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 Largo back pain.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
Schedule your next Largo
chiropractic appointment now with Hollstrom & Associates Inc for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is your spine care
and back pain management partner!