"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Auburn chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an unexpected
question, and it's also really
logical. The answer is logically
simple, too, though two-fold: we are born with spine-pain
issues or we acquire them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with problems or weaknesses in our spines that will
be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's
own spine. There is no way to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is ours. So we must figure
out how to respect our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. can perform
the spinal manipulation designed to alleviate
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think
- 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 - Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will share
some nutrition ideas to strengthen
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises do not 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 Auburn chiropractor - must
collaborate for the greatest
outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us injure our backs. We do
things that hurt 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 our normal activities of daily living may hurt
us, and we end 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 vulnerable link
in our spinal health.
We all must maintain a strong,
well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of
staying away from those situations
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Auburn chiropractor see
each other on occasion.
A recurring visit to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. for spinal alignment
and review of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Post-continued
spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to chieve
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repeated treatment of Auburn
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 cause of disability around
the world. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Fortunately, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been reported as
effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried
others. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 disruptive. Relief is possible with
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. Just understand that there is a logical necessity
and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn chiropractic appointment with
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. today for more details about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.