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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"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 spondylolisthesistransitional 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 discarthritis, 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. (1)

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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 care. 

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today for more details about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

 
There is value in seeing your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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