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Healthy News June 2021

New Roads chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that prevents sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients visit New Roads Chiropractic Center with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your New Roads chiropractor knows this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to discover the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that gauges the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be influenced by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is likely.) (2) Chiropractors get this and promote gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to prevent recurrent back pain that some low back disc degeneration sufferers endure. A new study described that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were shown to move differently, more carefully, likely to evade pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability along with a reduced quality of life. (3) Your New Roads chiropractor embraces all back pain sufferers with all their issues. Your chiropractor teams up with with each one throughout the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it doesn’t control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she eases pain in a chronic back pain patient in the middle of a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a feeling of control over back pain to minimize recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic New Roads back pain may be helped by olfactory training which uses smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

New Roads CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SNIFFING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An appealing study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the study) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped lessen pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite possibly control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable adjunct this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some good scents yourself!

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