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How Long Do I Have to See The Chiropractor?

"Why do I need on-going chiropractic treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my Ashburn chiropractor, just treat it and put a stop to the pain altogether so it doesn't come back?"

This is not an unexpected question, and it's also really reasonable. The answer is fairly simple, too, though dual: we are born with spine-pain issues or we develop them.

BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN

Some of us are born with spinal issues that will be with us all life through. Such conditions as spondylolisthesistransitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are unique to one's own spine. There is no way 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 cause pain. Your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can perform the spinal manipulation intended to alleviate 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 don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved spine further or again.
  • nutritional needs - Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn will suggest some nutrition ideas to strengthen certain weaknesses of the spine.
  • strengthening requirements - Our simple exercises do not take long but will take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!

It is in these on-going spine problems that we - you and your Ashburn chiropractor - must collaborate for the best outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)

LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN

Some of us injure our backs. We do things that injure the best of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or lifting too much weight. You get the picture - things we do in our normal activities of daily living may harm us, and we wind up with back pain. So, when we damage the spine to the extent that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated discarthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now will contend with a spinal weakness which may become the weak link in our spinal health.

We all must maintain a strong, well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of staying away from those situations that could cause it pain.

How? You and your Ashburn chiropractor see each other on occasion. A recurring visit to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for spinal alignment and review of healthy spine maintenance is good. Post-continued spinal manipulation after the original pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to obtain long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is much better than having to go through repetitive treatment of Ashburn back pain. It avoids pain and suffering in the present and reduces the chance of further spine pain in the future.

PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC

A recent report reflected on the reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability globally. It’s persistent or recurrent for many people. It is not known to just go away and never return. Luckily, chiropractic maintenance care or management treatment plan has been reported as effective in reducing painful days for some sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was recorded to be of high value saw such care as “patient-centered” while cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment worried others. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn strives to address all of these concerns which often go away as the back pain diminishes.

Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Alleviation of your pain is possible with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Just understand that there is a logical necessity 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 discusses 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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today for more information about your spine's specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.

 
There is value in seeing your chiropractor beyond pain relief especially for spinal conditions that you’ll have the rest of your life.  
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