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Healthy News May 2020

Continued McHenry 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 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 exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

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.

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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!

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