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 seems natural 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 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.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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!