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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Toronto chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.

WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!

Patients often ask how long they must come for chiropractic care at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. In the end, their relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Toronto chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s no pain, it makes sense to stop care. However, there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular schedule (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped the number of painful day in acute episodes and increased the length of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It’s like a bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Toronto chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients seek maintenance care after a few episodes of Toronto back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is the Toronto chiropractic care partner to see!

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

Toronto 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 during the week 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 helpful. (2) Those are positive 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 only 14.6% experienced 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 combining spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 present the conservative approach to managing Toronto back pain.

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Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic appointment now with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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