The Importance of Post-Adjustment Maintenance
A big problem in healthcare is the fact that some treatment interventions are only temporary. Specifically, a medical professional can enact a certain treatment intervention in a patient and while it may help alleviate some of the symptoms initially, the treatment intervention could wear off and leave the patient right back where he or she started before receiving care. This is a common problem in chiropractic care especially, as many chiropractors will see patients that have claimed to try everything yet they cannot seem to find a solution that works for the long term.
At the Healthmax Chiropractic Clinic in Hudson Township, Minnesota, the team of chiropractic professionals is working to provide patients all throughout the area with long term and even permanent solutions to their problems. These professionals are frustrated to hear that patients will have recurring back problems, despite seeking chiropractic care at other clinics and want to do everything in their power to put an end too this trend.
Adherence is a problem in any medical discipline but in chiropractic care, it is especially troublesome. Some chiropractors prescribe a series of post-adjustment exercises that need to be done in order to maintain the health of the spine and the surrounding muscles. Despite understanding the need for these exercises, many patients have trouble fitting them into their schedule and in some cases, mainly with the elderly, the exercises can be too difficult or strenuous making them not want to do them. This is similar to the side effects of a drug making a patient feel bad and the patient not continuing their medication regiment.
The Healthmax Chiropractic Clinic is solving this problem by providing chiropractic adjustments and other treatment interventions but also working through the exercise routines with the patients after they have received their adjustment to make sure that the exercises were being performed correctly. With this added level of guidance, professionals at the Healthmax Chiropractic Clinic are expecting to see better outcomes with their patients having a better understanding of post-adjustment maintenance.