The Full Lake Effect: Putting Your Back Pain in Your Rear-View Mirror
How many times have you had low back or neck pain that you were able to get rid of, but then it came back? We will go over what we call the Full Lake Effect. It's the key to putting that pain that you have in your rearview mirror.
Here at Lake Effect, the first step is getting you out of pain and fixing your pain without the use of drugs or surgery and getting you back to doing life, sport, or work.
During this first phase, we're trying to get your pain under control and begin your journey to full recovery. The goals in this phase would be to reduce pain, control, inflammation, and even increase mobility. At this point, the treatment approach is chiropractic care, muscle therapy, rehab, exercise, laser, and modification of activities if needed. Sometimes in addition, if it is determined necessary, further imaging or co-management of the condition.
This first phase of care, according to the research, has the goal to get you to respond as quickly as possible. This often occurs with 2-3 visits per week for about 2-4 weeks.
The number one cause of chronic pain is actually a previous injury. Once we get you out of pain, we need to protect what broke down in the first place and we do this by achieving injury resilience.
Injury resilience is a decrease in recurrence and severity with an increased recovery rate of pain or injury. In this second phase, we're working on the restoration of activities of daily living. We still will work on increasing strength and mobility and add in increasing injury resistance.
Treatment in this phase looks like chiropractic care, muscle work, advanced rehab, exercise progressions, and laser if needed. This phase of care, according to research, is best delivered at 1-2 visits per week for 4-8 weeks. Then when you're out of that major pain and we're starting to train light weights and movements progessing as your ability tolerates.
The goal is we're working on building up a bigger, better, stronger you. Most high-level athletes have consistent healthcare throughout the year and increase their health and performance, so why shouldn't you? After all, your career is usually 20-plus years.
We bring affordable and effective care to the everyday person. We'll help you with that injury resistance and be able to help you decrease the chance of severity of re-injury while speeding up recovery. Treatment in this phase includes chiropractic care, muscle work if needed, and an updated home exercise program. This phase of care is 1-2 visits a month.
If you are sick of not having a plan and having injuries that keep coming back, you definitely need the Full Lake Effect. We cannot wait to get you back to doing the things that you love, whether it's playing a sport, trying to keep up with your kids or grandkids, or even being able to do your laundry without throwing out your low back.
Call us today and let's get you back to doing the things that you love. (989)686-6808