‘Treatment when I’m not in pain’?
Most patients first come to us when the have a problem with either pain, movement or weakness. Often the cause is something that may come back or benefit from ongoing management. Many then make a decision to continue with regular chiropractic maintenance care to help prevent their issues coming back or manage them to and improve their health and well-being.
Chiropractic maintenance care is tailored to each individual and often involves a corrective phase focussing on function, posture, strengthening, lifestyle and underlying stresses. Visit intervals vary from weekly up to every 6 weeks depending on circumstances.
There is good evidence from a number of studies and medical trial such as the Nordic Maintenance Care Program 2018 and Senna and Machaly, Spine 2011 that for chronic low back pain, maintenance spinal manipulation after the initial intensive manipulative therapy results in fewer re-occurrences of pain over a 12 month period and also higher patient satisfaction with regard to the care that they have received. Chiropractors have been saying this or years, but now medical trials support this form of care.
The old adage “Prevention is better than cure” is proven true again.
At Aligned Health Care we find that patients have frequently had pain for a number of years. The number of exacerbations and degree of pain frequently increases over this time. By the time you have been through a course of care with us and have experienced the benefits, it is often a very simple decision.
‘Maintaining the new level of comfort simply makes perfect sense’.
Aligned Health Care offers chiropractic maintenance care for all patients, the frequency of visits depends upon circumstances