“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a common question Young Chiropractic hears when Easley folks talk about chiropractic. Easley chiropractic patients are a diverse group. Some Easley chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some Easley chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue dictates (though keeping on the at-home care program that incorporates lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Easley chiropractic patients discover that making a Easley chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular basis after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Young Chiropractic is grateful for every Easley chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Easley chiropractic practice.
OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN
Now, just how frequently a Easley chiropractic patient can profit from Easley chiropractic care visits is a research-documented answer for chronic low back pain patients. Young Chiropractic presents a recent study in which chronic low back pain patients were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. In the end, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments produced the most favorable outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Young Chiropractic uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has researched and documented for other specific spinal conditions the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence allows Young Chiropractic to really aid our Easley back pain patients’ knowledge of what to expect with Easley chiropractic care.
NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION
The number of visits for low back pain episodes fluctuates often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) resulted in data on 1000 back pain patients. It recorded the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Overall, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean outcomes for maximum improvement. For specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. One is more difficult to treat than the other. 91% of patients discovered relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in less than 90 days (when the condition becomes "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)
Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a Easley chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Young Chiropractic is at your service!
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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.
Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic to see how many visits it may take to get you feeling better and to see if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up schedule!