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Healthy News May 2020

Continued Montreal chiropractic care helps keep back pain away.

WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED? TO KEEP THE RELIEF!

Patients often ask how long they have to come for chiropractic care at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. In the end, their relief dictates this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Montreal chiropractor. For others, when the pain is better, they quit coming. The patients make the decision themselves. And when there’s no pain, it makes sense to quit coming. However, there may be a special factor to consider: If back pain is bothersome and keeps you from doing what you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a regular schedule (aka “maintenance care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care decreased the number of painful day in acute episodes and improved the duration of pain-free days for patients with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1) Back pain is not typically cured. It is like a bruise on an apple. It will not just disappear. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly pleasant, and continued chiropractic care via a Montreal chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes of Montreal back pain. Some schedule right away to avoid starting over. Whichever patient type you are, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is the Montreal chiropractic care partner to see!

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

Montreal 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 beneficial. (2) Those are positive 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 only 14.6% had a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3) Conservative, non-drug care including spinal manipulation and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is prepared 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 dealing with Montreal back pain.

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Arrange your next Montreal chiropractic appointment now with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic for non-drug and non-surgical management of your back pain. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is your spine care and back pain management partner!

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