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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Auburn 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 have to come for chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. In the end, their relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Auburn chiropractor. For others, when the pain is gone, they are gone. The patients make the decision themselves. And when there is no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. Only 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 (sometimes referred to as “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 is like a bruise on an apple. It won’t just disappear. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Auburn chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after a few episodes of Auburn back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is the Auburn chiropractic care partner to see!

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

Auburn 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 improving pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year prior to 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% had 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 worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 Auburn back pain.

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Schedule your next Auburn chiropractic appointment today with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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