Regular McHenry chiropractic care. A good
idea? Yep! Consider other good regular care ideas: Endocrinologists
recommend that diabetics regularly check their blood sugars.
Dentists recommend regular teeth cleanings twice annually to keep plaque away. Cardiologists at the American Heart
Association recommend exercising at least 150 minutes of
moderate-to-vigorous aerobic physical activity a week to have
an impact on heart health. Health experts recommend regular daily exercise for 30
minutes a day five days a week to keep the body in tune. Nutritionists
recommend a good diet daily: fruits,
veggies, proteins, fats, etc., to nourish the body well.
Spinal manipulation for back pain relief is recommended by the American College
of Physicians, American Pain Society, and the American Medical Association. (1,2)
Chiropractors recommend spinal manipulation treatments regularly, too, not
necessarily daily once the pain is under control, but on a
regular schedule to keep in check spine pain – back
pain, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic treats
many McHenry chiropractic patients on a regular basis, McHenry
chiropractic patients who choose such care to maintain healthy and pain-free
spines as best they can.
BACK PAIN STATS
80% of us humans will have no less than one episode of back pain in our lifetime. One in 3 of
us has back pain right now. Back pain comes and goes, not typically disappearing forever, depending on activities.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic often informs patients that the existing
episode of back pain is gaining your attention for a reason. If
for no other reason, it is asking for care. It won’t
be ignored. Your spine will be grateful for
an effective treatment plan to end the pain as
well as a plan to maintain its mobility and health.
CONTINUED CARE BENEFITS
That is where regular chiropractic care comes
into play. Certainly our McHenry chiropractic patients know
that chiropractic care relieves back pain and neck
pain and related extremity pain like arm and leg pain. They also know
that they do not want to suffer with such pain again!
While there is no guarantee that back pain or neck pain won’t come back, keeping that pain
at bay and/or keeping its return to as mild as possible is a worthwhile
goal as is a goal to be able to do everyday activities as pain free
and worry free as possible. A recent study called the Nordic
Maintenance Care Program found that such chiropractic maintenance
care reduced the number of days of bothersome pain that reduced
activities and increased the number of pain free weeks
between episodes. These outcomes may well facilitate patients’ and doctors’ realistically temper their expectations
of care. Maintenance care is not a cure, does not prevent
new episodes necessarily, but it is a plan to decrease
life-routine disrupting pain for back pain sufferers who have
recurrent and persistent low back pain. (3) For these McHenry back
pain patients, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joel Dixon on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he shares how 20 years of maintenance care helped
his veteran patient control his back pain so that he could do what he wanted in his life.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment at
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today. Make regular chiropractic care a part
of your total healthcare plan for your spine’s health.