Three steps to a healthy – pain free back
Step one: Relief Care – You want to feel better quickly – The BackCare Clinic aims to give you fast and effective relief from your pain..
You are most likely to attend the BackCare Clinic because you are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main gaol is to reduce your pain/symptoms. This will usually require 3-4 treatments, most often 5-7 days apart. This will vary from person to person depending on the type and severity of your condition.
Step two: Corrective Care – You want to be pain free, but you also need a healthier back. You want INCREASED MOBILITY, BETTER POSTURE, MORE CONFIDENCE with your back. You want to know that your back won’t let you down again.
You will probably be under the assumption that if you don’t feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with you – that you are totally healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a condition has become advanced.
If pain is usually the last thing to appear, when you begin treatment at The BackCare Clinic, pain is usually the first thing to disappear, even though much of the underlying problem remains.
Stopping treatment as soon as your pain is relieved increases the chance of your symptoms recurring. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of your symptoms you would be advised to continue receiving care, for a short period of time, in order to treat the underlying problem that preceded the onset of your pain.
This may take a further 1-2 treatments but is often achieved in the same initial 3-4 treatments taken to relieve your pain.
During this correction / restorative phase of your care you will receive advice on exercise to help accelerate your healing.
Although the BackCare Clinics’ focus is to alleviate patients’ pain, it is also focused on trying to help prevent problems from recurring. Prevention is indeed better than cure! And maintenance is the key to healthy living and freedom from pain.
Routine treatment at the clinic can help ensure that your physical problems do not return and you keep your back in a healthy condition.
When you make a commitment to maintaining a healthy back through routine treatment and regular exercise, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer from. Your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you enjoy.
To help you maintain a healthy back and minimise the risk of your pain/symptoms returning I would suggest regular treatments. Treatment at approximately 3 monthly intervals is usually an appropriate time frame for preventative care, and it typically results in less visits overall.