Best to See Your Ottawa Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a normal question The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider responds to when Ottawa folks talk about chiropractic. Ottawa chiropractic patients are a assorted group. Some Ottawa chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some Ottawa chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue dictates (though following closely the at-home care program that includes lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise keeps these issues at bay for many!). Some Ottawa chiropractic patients find that making a Ottawa chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal basis after pain relief is attained benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is grateful for every Ottawa chiropractic patient who trusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this Ottawa chiropractic practice.

OPTIMAL NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN 

Now, just how often a Ottawa chiropractic patient can profit from Ottawa chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider shares a new project in which chronic low back pain patients were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. During each visit the patient would receive spinal manipulation or light massage or no treatment. In the end, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most favorable outcomes for chronic low back pain patients. At one year follow up, the 18 visits patients showed greatest outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence lets The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider to really help our Ottawa back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with Ottawa chiropractic care.

NUMBER OF CHIROPRACTIC VISITS BY CONDITION 

The number of visits for low back pain episodes varies 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 recorded 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 specific conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits varied. Treating a disc herniation is quite different from treating a sprain. 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 less than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying cause of spinal pain, a Ottawa chiropractic treatment plan can be arranged for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is desired. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is always ready to help!

CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

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 Ottawa chiropractic appointment with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider to figure out just how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to consider if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up basis!

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