Healthy News May 2020

Continued Paramus 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 have to come for chiropractic care at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Ultimately, their relief determines this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Paramus chiropractor. For others, when the pain is better, they quit coming. The patients decide for themselves. And when there is no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. Only there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular basis (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased the number of painful day in acute episodes and increased the timespan of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It’s like a bruise on an apple. It will not simply go away. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a Paramus chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients seek maintenance care after a few episodes of Paramus back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is the Paramus chiropractic care partner for you!

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

Paramus 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 a week time frame helped patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By improving pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are encouraging outcomes! Unfortunately, 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% had 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 including spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is prepared 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 managing Paramus back pain.

CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

Schedule your next Paramus chiropractic appointment now with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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