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 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!