WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they must come
for chiropractic care at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. In the end, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured
out together, patient and the Baton Rouge chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is better, they quit coming.
The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. However, there may be a special factor to consider:
If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the
things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular basis (aka “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased
the number of painful day in acute episodes and increased
the timespan of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have 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 disappear. The bruise is now a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Baton Rouge
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Baton Rouge back pain. Some schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is the Baton Rouge chiropractic
care partner to see!
Baton Rouge 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 varying
low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout the week helped patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By making better pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are encouraging
outcomes! Sadly, in the year prior to back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had
at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% had
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
is ready 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 managing Baton Rouge back pain.
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Schedule your next Baton Rouge
chiropractic appointment now with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is your spine care
and back pain management partner!