Healthy News May 2020

Continued Groton chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED? TO KEEP THE RELIEF!

Patients often ask how long they must come for chiropractic care at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Ultimately, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Groton chiropractor. For others, when the pain is better, they quit coming. The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s no pain, it seems natural to quit coming. Only there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the things you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular schedule (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped the number of painful day in acute episodes and increased the timespan of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not just go away. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Groton 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 Groton back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is the Groton chiropractic care partner to see!

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

Groton 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 making better pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as beneficial. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Sadly, 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% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% got at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is ready 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 present the conservative approach to dealing with Groton back pain.

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

Schedule your next Groton chiropractic appointment now with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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