"Why do I need continued chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Pflugerville chiropractor,
just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"
This is not an uncommon
question, and it's also quite
perceptive. The answer is logically
simple, too, though dual: we are born with spinal
issues or we acquire them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal issues that will
be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive to one's
own spine. There is no path to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is our own. So we must learn how to respect our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center can deliver
the spinal manipulation designed to ease
your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to consider 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 - Pflugerville Wellness Center will suggest
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises do not take long but will
take you and your spine far in keeping it strong!
It is in these on-going spine problems that
we - you and your Pflugerville 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: tumbling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the idea - things
we do in our normal activities of daily living may harm
us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the
extent that we cause intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link
in our spinal health.
We all must nurture a strong,
well-aligned spine and use the spine with the respect and knowledge of
staying away from those situations
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your Pflugerville chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
A recurring visit to Pflugerville Wellness Center for spinal alignment
and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is appropriate. Post-continued
spinal manipulation after the original
pain-relieving care is even suggested as a way to obtain
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than
having to go through repetitive treatment of Pflugerville
back pain. It averts pain and suffering in the
present and decreases the chance of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A recent report described the
reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It’s persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not common that it just goes away and never returns. Fortunately, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been found to be
effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Pflugerville Wellness 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 no
fun. Relief is possible with
Pflugerville Wellness Center. Just understand that there is a logical need
and even benefit for occasional spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness 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 find with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with
Pflugerville Wellness Center today for more details about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.