CLA Update: See the Benefits of Chiropractic Maintenance Care

October 1, 2014

While there’s plenty of evidence that shows the benefits of chiropractic care for back pain relief, new research is proving that undergoing a maintenance care plan after the initial intensive treatment may also be beneficial.

chiropractic maintenance care

The study was conducted to determine if maintenance care could benefit patients suffering from chronic lower back pain. While chronic pain refers to those lasting longer than three months, the cause was non-specific for this study. Sixty people with chronic pain were studied and participants were divided into three groups.

Group one was given a placebo treatment and was seen for a period of one month. The second group received 12 targeted chiropractic adjustments during a one-month period with no follow-up for nine months. Group three, which was the actual test group, received 12 targeted adjustments during the first month and continued to have spinal adjustments every two weeks for nine months following.

The study results were based on several criteria, including patient-reported pain levels, general health and disability throughout the course of the study period. The results of the study were conclusive — patients that continued with a maintenance chiropractic care plan consistently reported fewer symptoms and less pain than the two control groups used for the research.

For those who suffer from chronic pain, this study is life-changing. Receiving initial, more intensive chiropractic adjustments can drastically reduce pain and restore function. However, this new research shows that a maintenance care plan can ensure you remain free of symptoms. While removing the cause of nerve interference is critical to improve your health, ensuring it does not reoccur is the best way to remain on the path to health.

Chiropractic Lifecare of America can help you save up to 50 percent on quality chiropractic care and maintenance. Call 800.775.7900 or contact us to learn more. Remember — if you’re suffering from nerve interference, you’re better off without the chronic pain it can cause.

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