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 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!