Healthy News May 2020

Continued Easley chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.


Patients often ask how long they have to visit for chiropractic care at Young Chiropractic. In the end, their relief decides this. For some the end of care is figured out together, patient and the Easley chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. However, there may be a special consideration: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing the things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular schedule (sometimes referred to as “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced the number of painful day in acute episodes and improved the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not typically cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise becomes a more vulnerable part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Easley chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Easley back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Young Chiropractic is the Easley chiropractic care partner to see!

Easley exercise benefits patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it’s not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Easley 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 during the week 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 beneficial. (2) Those are positive outcomes! Sadly, in the year before back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% experienced at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% experienced 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 incorporating spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Young Chiropractic 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 Easley back pain.

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Arrange your next Easley chiropractic appointment today with Young Chiropractic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Young Chiropractic is your spine care and back pain management partner!