How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need continued chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Severna Park chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not an atypical question, and it's also really reasonable. The answer is fairly understandable, too, though dual: we are born with spinal issues or we develop them.

BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN

Some of us are born with spinal weaknesses that will be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional 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 learn how to use our spines so as to not trigger pain. Your Severna Park chiropractor at Back And Neck Care Center can perform the spinal manipulation designed to ease 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 - Back And Neck Care Center will share some nutrition ideas to strengthen certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!

It is in these on-going spine problems that we - you and your Severna Park chiropractor - must work together for the most welcome outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us hurt our backs. We do things that injure the seemingly healthiest of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting excess weight. You get the picture - things we do in our normal activities of daily living may hurt us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the level that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend with a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link in our spinal health.

We all must nurture a strong, well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of dodging those situations that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Severna Park chiropractor see each other every so often. An occasional visit to Back And Neck Care Center for spinal alignment and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even described as a way to maintain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than having to go through repeated treatment of Severna Park back pain. It averts pain and suffering in the present and reduces the chance of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A new report described the reality of low back pain being a major reason for disability globally. It’s 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 painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned others. (2) Back And Neck Care Center 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 Back And Neck Care Center. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions. (1)

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

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 value patients find with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center today for more details about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

 
There is value in visiting your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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