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Best to See Your Nashua Chiropractor As Long As You Need

December 26, 2017

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a familiar question Moriarty Chiropractic hears when Nashua folks talk about chiropractic. Nashua chiropractic patients are a diverse group. Some Nashua chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Nashua chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise keeps these issues at bay for many!). Some Nashua chiropractic patients discover that making a Nashua chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal basis after pain relief is achieved benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when reminded to keep doing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Moriarty Chiropractic appreciates every Nashua chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Nashua chiropractic practice.


Now, just how often a Nashua chiropractic patient can gain from Nashua chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Moriarty Chiropractic shares a new study in which chronic low back pain patients received treatment three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments produced the most promising outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has researched and documented for other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence lets Moriarty Chiropractic to really help our Nashua back pain patients’ knowledge of what to expect with Nashua chiropractic care.


The number of visits for low back pain episodes changes often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It documented the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 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. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients discovered low back and leg pain relief on average in less than 90 days (when the condition becomes "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Nashua chiropractic treatment plan can be coordinated for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Moriarty Chiropractic 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 Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic to figure out just how many visits it will likely take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up schedule!

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