Healthy News May 2020

Continued Eugene chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED? TO KEEP THE RELIEF!

Patients often ask how long they must visit for chiropractic care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Ultimately, their relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Eugene 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. However, 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 (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 days with pain in acute episodes and improved the duration of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not typically cured. It’s like a bruise on an apple. It won’t just go away. The bruise is now a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Eugene chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Eugene back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is the Eugene chiropractic care partner to see!

Eugene exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Eugene 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 benefitted 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 beneficial. (2) Those are encouraging outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year before back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% received 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. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 Eugene back pain.

CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule your next Eugene chiropractic appointment today with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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