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 keeps 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 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 the week 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.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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!