"Why do I need on-going chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my McHenry chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not a bizarre
question, and it's also very
logical. The answer is fairly
understandable, too, though dual: we are born with spinal
issues or we acquire them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal weaknesses that will
be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's
own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is ours. So we must learn how to respect our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic can perform
the spinal manipulation designed to alleviate
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - OrthoIllinois Chiropractic will share
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises do not take long but will
take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!
It is in these on-going spine problems that
we - you and your McHenry chiropractor - must
partner for the best
outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us hurt our backs. We do
things that hurt the seemingly healthiest
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting too much weight. You get the picture - things
we do in our normal activities of daily living may hurt
us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the
extent that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend
with a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link
in our spinal health.
We all must maintain a strong,
well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of
staying away from those activities
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your McHenry chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
A periodic visit to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for spinal alignment
and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to obtain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of McHenry
back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the
present and decreases the chance of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A new report reflected on the
reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been found to be
effective in reducing painful days for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried
others. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain diminishes.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is not
fun. Aid is possible with
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Just understand that there is a logical need
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients find with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment with
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today for more details about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.