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Rebooking You is Not for MY Benefit

There’s a REASON it may seem sometimes that I’m suggesting you re-book even once you start “feeling better.” And it’s not for MY benefit.

November 24, 2023

30% of adults have low back pain that recurs within 6 months.

It’s because I know (and research shows) that in Canada, approximately 30% of adults have low back pain that recurs within 6 months1, and 40% within 1 year, of their first low back pain episode1. 

𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲, I often have patients who notice significant improvement in their low back pain within 3-4 visits, at which time, they decide to not rebook. However, I also often see these same patients 3, 6, 12 months later when they have another disabling episode of low back pain. I’ve also noticed that these same patients often must take more time away from work or the activities they enjoy participating in due to their pain. 

We know that back pain tends to come and go throughout our lifetime. Research has shown that those who opt for maintenance care chiropractic (or chiropractic care approximately once per month) as opposed to those who only book when they have a pain flare up, experience on average 12.8 fewer days with bothersome low back pain over a 12-month period2. So, what would you do with those almost 2 weeks each year if your low back pain didn’t stop you? 

But after experiencing low back pain for so long, once it’s gone (or even significantly better), that can be a hard lesson to remember 🙃

My goal is always to get you real, long term results. Not simply feeling good for a few months.

That’s why I create a full treatment plan (not just book appointment-to-appointment) that takes into consideration your personal health & wellness goals (do you want to get back to the gym? Be able to play with your grandkids? Go hiking this summer?) as well as the research recommendations for the management of low back pain. 

I know it can be hard sometimes when time, money, energy, kids (the list of responsibilities goes on and on!) are a factor but if you can trust ME and trust the process, improving your low back pain can come.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only. It is meant to augment and not replace consultation with a licensed healthcare provider. Consultation with a licensed healthcare provider is recommended for anyone suffering from a health problem. 


1Health Quality Ontario. (2019). Low back pain: care for adults with acute low back pain (Quality Standard & Patient Guide). Retrieved from: https://www.hqontario.ca/evidence-to-improve-care/quality-standards/view-all-quality-standards/low-back-pain.

2Eklund, A., Jensen, I., Lohela-Karlsson, M., Hagberg, J., Leboeuf-Yde, C., Kongsted, A., … & Axén, I. (2018). 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 one13(9), e0203029.