How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need on-going chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Groton chiropractor, just treat it and end the pain forever?"

This is not an atypical question, and it's also quite logical. The answer is logically understandable, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal issues or we develop 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 spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's own spine. There is no route to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to use our spines so as to not cause pain. Your Groton chiropractor at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can perform the spinal manipulation intended to relieve 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 - Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office will suggest 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 keeping it strong!

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

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us injure our backs. We do things that damage the best of spines: tumbling 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 end up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the extent that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link in our spinal health.

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

How? You and your Groton chiropractor see each other on occasion. A periodic visit to Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office for spinal alignment and review of healthy spine maintenance is good. Continued spinal manipulation after the initial pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to maintain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Groton back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in this moment and decreases the risk 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 around the world. 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 documented as effective in reducing painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned others. (2) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 no fun. Relief is possible with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions. (1)

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

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 discover with on-going chiropractic care. 

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office today for more information 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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