Recurring pain and symptoms can be anything from frustrating to debilitating. Many patients often have no idea when pain or flareups will occur. This can be disruptive in our busy lives and potentially cause depression and fear of the unknown. So how can we predict these flare ups and keep them from happening?
Some patients prefer to just “work through the pain” or “take it as it comes.” Maintenance care has been found to be more effective than merely getting adjusted in the presence of symptoms. Symptoms should not be treated as they come up, but rather work to prevent them from returning.
An important thing about chiropractic care is that consistent time and repetition yields the best results. Chiropractic maintenance can help pain not to return in the future. Research has shown that maintenance care provides a patient with less pain in their life than just getting adjusted when there are symptoms present. Improving the structure of the spine with chiropractic care can lessen the time and chance of a flare up so patients can enjoy a better quality of life.
Life is not just about being “okay,” but thriving!
“At six months into my care, I am walking virtually pain free!”
I have one leg shorter than the other, causing a limp, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and low back pain. My hips were way out of alignment. I’m disabled due to this condition, and have suffered with it for 21 years. My orthopedist has done surgery on my right leg five times, and my physical therapist helped me to walk somewhat normally.
My wife was already a practice member with Dr. Micheal, but I was skeptical about trying chiropractic care to help with my symptoms. However, I told Dr. Micheal that if my wife saw improvement, I would become a patient. She improved, I became a patient, and I have nothing but praise for Dr. Micheal, his staff, and God!!!
At six months into my care, I am walking virtually pain free! My hip, knee, ankle and back pain are almost eliminated completely! I am walking just about normal with little to no limp. My wife is being treated for fibromyalgia, back pain, degenerative disc, and sciatic nerve problems, and has seen improvement as well.
I recommend neurologically based chiropractic care with Dr. Micheal! This unorthodox and different method has improved the quality of my life dramatically!
Eklund A, Jensen I, Lohela-Karlsson M, Hagberg J, Leboeuf-Yde C, Kongsted A, et al. (2018) The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistence low back pain – A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203029. http/://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203029
Nathalia Costa PT, et al., A definition of flare in low back pain (LBP): A multiphase process involving perspectives of individuals with LBP and expert consensus, Journal of Pain (2019), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2019.03.009