"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Toronto chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an uncommon
question, and it's also very
perceptive. The answer is logically
simple, too, though dual: we are born with spinal
issues or we acquire them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal
conditions that will
be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive to one's
own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is ours. So we must figure
out how to use our spines so as to not trigger
pain. Your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre can perform
the spinal manipulation designed to relieve
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You do not want to put
your now-pain-relieved spine in jeopardy again.
- nutritional needs - Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will share
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises don't take long but will
take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your Toronto chiropractor - must
collaborate for the greatest
outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us injure our backs. We do
things that damage the best
of spines: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting too much weight. You get the picture - things
we do in everyday activities of daily living may hurt
us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the
extent that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend
with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link
in our spinal health.
We all must maintain a strong,
well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of
staying away from those settings
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Toronto chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
A periodic visit to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Continued spinal manipulation after the initial
pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to maintain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of Toronto
back pain. It averts pain and suffering in this moment and reduces the risk of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A recent report described the
reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability around
the world. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not common that it just goes away and never returns. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been documented as
effective in reducing painful days for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be
of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain decreases.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is no
fun. Aid is possible with
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he discusses the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the benefit patients find with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment with
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.