How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need continued chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Baton Rouge chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not a bizarre question, and it's also very reasonable. The answer is fairly understandable, too, though dual: we are born with spine-pain issues or we develop them.

BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN

Some of us are born with spinal weaknesses that will be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's own spine. There is no way to "get a new back bone" if one of these conditions is ours. So we must learn how to respect our spines so as to not trigger pain. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center can perform the spinal manipulation intended to alleviate your specific spinal condition. Then, you will want to think about its 

  • proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved spine further or again.
  • nutritional needs - Spine & Sports Rehab Center will suggest some nutrition ideas to bolster certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises don't take long but will take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!

It is in these continued spine problems that we - you and your Baton Rouge chiropractor - must partner for the greatest 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 seemingly healthiest of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things we do in everyday activities of daily living may harm us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the level 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 nurture a strong, well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of dodging those activities that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Baton Rouge chiropractor see each other on occasion. A periodic visit to Spine & Sports Rehab Center for spinal alignment and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is good. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the original pain-relieving care is even described as a way to obtain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Baton Rouge back pain. It averts pain and suffering in this moment and reduces the risk of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A new report reflected on the reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not known to just go away and never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been reported 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain diminishes.

Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is not fun. Aid is possible with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions. (1)

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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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