Healthy News May 2020

Continued Pflugerville chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!

Patients often ask how long they must come for chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center. In the end, their relief dictates this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Pflugerville chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s no pain, it makes sense to stop care. However, there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not helps. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced the number of days with pain in acute episodes and increased the timespan of pain-free days for back pain sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not usually cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not simply go away. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients seek maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Pflugerville back pain. Some set up a schedule right away to avoid waiting for the pain and having to begin again. Whichever patient type you are, Pflugerville Wellness Center is the Pflugerville chiropractic care partner to see!

Pflugerville exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Pflugerville 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 varying 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 positive outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year before 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 combining spinal manipulation and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Pflugerville Wellness Center is here 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 Pflugerville back pain.

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Arrange your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment now with Pflugerville Wellness Center for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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