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Best to See Your Watertown Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a familiar question Watertown Wellness Center hears when Watertown folks talk about chiropractic. Watertown chiropractic patients are a assorted lot. Some Watertown chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and quit. Some Watertown chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though following closely the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some Watertown chiropractic patients discover that making a Watertown chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a regular basis after pain relief is achieved benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Watertown Wellness Center appreciates every Watertown chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Watertown chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how often a Watertown chiropractic patient can benefit from Watertown chiropractic care visits is a research-documented answer for chronic low back pain patients. Watertown Wellness Center presents a new project in which participants with chronic low back pain received treatment three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. Finally, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments produced the most promising outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed peak outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Watertown Wellness Center uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal conditions the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence allows Watertown Wellness Center to really help our Watertown back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Watertown chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes changes often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) gathered data on 1000 back pain patients. It detailed the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Globally35, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean results for maximum improvement. For particular conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One presents a greater challenge to treat  than the other. 91% of patients discovered relief of their low back pain and leg pain on average in fewer than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a Watertown chiropractic treatment plan can be arranged for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. Watertown Wellness Center is at your service!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic appointment with Watertown Wellness Center to figure out just how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to consider if you would want to see your chiropractor forever on a periodic follow-up basis!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the Watertown chiropractor.
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