Best to See Your Preston Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a usual question Chiropractic Associates responds to when Preston folks talk about chiropractic. Preston chiropractic patients are a assorted lot. Some Preston chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Preston chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that incorporates lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Preston chiropractic patients find that coming for a Preston chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular schedule after pain relief is achieved benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Chiropractic Associates is grateful for every Preston chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Preston chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how often a Preston chiropractic patient can gain from Preston chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Chiropractic Associates shares a recent study in which participants with chronic low back pain received treatment three times a week for 6 weeks. Some visits were with spinal manipulation; some were with light massage; some not treatment at all. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most positive results for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Chiropractic Associates uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence allows Chiropractic Associates to really aid our Preston back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Preston chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes varies 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 documented 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 differed. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One is more challenging  than the other. 91% of patients found relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in less than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a Preston chiropractic treatment plan can be planned for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Chiropractic Associates is always ready to help!

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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 Preston chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Associates to see how many visits it will likely take to get you feeling better and to see if you would want to see your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up basis!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Preston chiropractor.
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