Suffering from low back pain requires more than just a quick-fix.
A 2011 study conducted by two Egyptian medical doctors conclusively demonstrated that maintenance chiropractic care provided significant benefits for patients with chronic low back pain. (Study here)
What is Maintenance Care?
Maintenance care is what chiropractors recommend after their patients have completed an initial course of care for acute pain and correction of their misalignments.
The authors of the study, conducted by the Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, concluded that spinal manipulation (or what chiropractors call adjustments) is effective for treatment of chronic, non-specific, low back pain. However, to obtain long-term benefits for the patient, the study supports continuing a maintenance plan of spinal manipulation after an initial, intensive therapy course has been completed.
This study confirmed the findings of Martin Descarreaux, whose study was published in the Journal of Manipulative and Psychological Therapeutics in 2004. (Study here)
So, what does that mean for you?
Here’s the translation: Even after your misalignments have been corrected and your low back pain alleviated, it’s recommended to return once a month for maintenance care to keep pain and misalignments from returning.
If you suffer from low back pain and are looking for long-term relief, Dr. Bart Sellers at Chiropractic Associates of Mandeville can help. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.