When it comes to chiropractic care, many individuals approach it in the same way they would an urgent care center—only when they are in pain. Chiropractic maintenance care, however, is more concerned with preserving an individual’s health and inherent healing capacity than it is with treating symptoms when they arise. Regular adjustments from chiropractors such as Dr. Mubarak at Midlands Spine Center are the most effective approach to prevent major aches and pains and to improve the general function of the body’s systems.
What is Chiropractic Maintenance Care?
A skilled chiropractor will offer maintenance care year-round to keep your spinal health in check, much as a dentist would clean your teeth twice a year to help avoid cavities. During these visits, your adjustments will help you strengthen and repair your muscles, joints, and spine so that they can correctly perform your everyday tasks. The frequency of these visits is decided by your specific requirements.
What are the benefits of chiropractic maintenance care?
Until recently, the medical community and the public at large had a poor understanding of chiropractic maintenance care. Recently, however, studies on chiropractic care have shown substantial benefits for those who attend regular appointments over an extended period of time.
Frequency of Visits
When comparing individuals who come in for regular maintenance treatment to those who only come in when they start having pain, those who come in for regular maintenance care only have one or two additional visits per year.
This is because actively treating someone with a spinal problem will necessitate more visits in a short period of time, whereas maintenance treatment will be spaced out over a longer period of time. Those who just come in for symptom care will have irregular periods of extremely closely-grouped adjustments in order to repair pain-causing problems, whereas those who come in for maintenance care will come in more regularly.
Less Pain, Better Living
Maintenance care has been found to lessen the number of days spent dealing with lower back discomfort, according to a study published by Andreas Eklund. Not only has it been established that maintenance treatment can provide you with an average of 13 more pain-free days per year, but those who kept up with maintenance care had lower pain and disability ratings overall than those who merely went in to treat symptoms.
With all of this in mind, it’s no surprise that knowledgeable chiropractors like Dr. Jason Mubarak promote maintenance care as part of a healthy lifestyle. Make an appointment with Midlands Spine Center now if you’re in need of a chiropractor in Lexington, SC. Allow Dr. Mubarak to demonstrate how regular treatment can enhance your quality of life.
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Eklund, Andreas, et al. “The Nordic Maintenance Care Program: Effectiveness of Chiropractic Maintenance Care Versus Symptom-Guided Treatment for Recurrent and Persistent Low Back Pain—A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial.” PLOS ONE 13.9 (2018): e0203029.https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0203029