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 Spengel Chiropractic. Ultimately, their
relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the McHenry chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is gone, they are gone.
The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. Only there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a
regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced
the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased
the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not usually cured. It is like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t simply go
away. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a McHenry
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after a few episodes
of McHenry back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again.
Whichever patient type you are, Spengel Chiropractic is the McHenry chiropractic
care partner to see!
McHenry 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 throughout a week time
frame helped patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By bettering pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are positive
outcomes! Unfortunately, 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 only 14.6% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% got
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. Spengel 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 discuss the conservative approach to dealing
with McHenry back pain.
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
Arrange your next McHenry
chiropractic appointment now with Spengel Chiropractic for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Spengel Chiropractic is your spine care
and back pain management partner!