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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Largo chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

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 is now 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 exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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.

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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!

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