Best to See Your Groton Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a usual question Hutter Chiropractic Office responds to when Groton folks talk about chiropractic. Groton chiropractic patients are a diverse lot. Some Groton chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Groton chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue dictates (though following closely the at-home care program that incorporates lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise keeps these issues at bay for many!). Some Groton chiropractic patients discover that making a Groton chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal schedule after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Hutter Chiropractic Office is grateful for every Groton chiropractic patient who trusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Groton chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how often a Groton chiropractic patient can benefit from Groton chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Hutter Chiropractic Office presents a recent study in which chronic low back pain patients were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. Some visits were with spinal manipulation; some were with light massage; some not treatment at all. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments produced the most promising results for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Hutter Chiropractic Office uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has researched and documented for other specific spinal conditions the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence allows Hutter Chiropractic Office to really aid our Groton back pain patients’ knowledge of what to expect with Groton chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes changes often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) resulted in data on 1000 back pain patients. It documented the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Overall, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean outcomes for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits differed. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One is more challenging  than the other. 91% of patients found relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in less than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Groton chiropractic treatment plan can be arranged for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Hutter Chiropractic Office is at your service!

CONTACT Hutter Chiropractic Office

Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Groton chiropractic appointment with Hutter Chiropractic Office to see how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to see your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up schedule!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Groton chiropractor.
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