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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Nashua chiropractic care fosters back pain relief.


Patients often ask how long they have to visit for chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic. Ultimately, their relief determines this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Nashua chiropractor. For others, when the pain is . The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s no pain, it seems natural to quit coming. However, there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular basis (aka “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 days with pain in acute episodes and increased the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not often cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not simply go away. The bruise is now a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is definitely pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Nashua chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain episodes. Some patients request maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Nashua back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Moriarty Chiropractic is the Nashua chiropractic care partner to see!

Nashua exercise helps patients with non-specific back pain and pre-back surgery patients though it is not often prescribed as much as opioids. 

Nashua 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 varying low, moderate and high intensity exercise during a week time frame benefitted patients with persistent non-specific low back pain. How? By bettering pain, daily function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are encouraging outcomes! Sadly, in the year before back surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had at least one PT visit with exercise, and just 14.6% experienced a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% received 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 worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Moriarty Chiropractic is ready 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 managing Nashua back pain.

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Schedule your next Nashua chiropractic appointment now with Moriarty Chiropractic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Moriarty Chiropractic is your spine care and back pain management partner!