"Why do I need continued chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Nashua chiropractor, just treat it and end the pain forever?"
This is not an unexpected question, and it's also really reasonable. The answer is fairly understandable, too, though two-fold: we are born with spinal issues or we develop them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with problems or weaknesses in our spines that will be with us all life through. 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 trigger pain. Your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic can perform the spinal manipulation intended to ease your specific spinal condition. Then, you'll want to think about its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit, stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You do not want to compromise your now-pain-relieved spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Moriarty Chiropractic will share some nutrition ideas to improve 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 Nashua chiropractor - must partner for the best outcome, even coming in for occasional spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us hurt our backs. We do things that damage the best 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 hurt us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the level 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 keep up a strong, well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of avoiding those situations that could trigger pain.
How? You and your Nashua chiropractor see each other every now and then. A periodic visit to Moriarty Chiropractic for spinal alignment and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is good. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the original pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to maintain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Nashua 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 around the world. It is 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 painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value described such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned others. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain decreases.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Aid is possible with Moriarty Chiropractic. Just understand that there is a logical need and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine problems. (1)
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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 value patients discover with on-going chiropractic care.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic today for more details about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.