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 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 dealing
with 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!