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Healthy News September 2022

 New Roads back pain patients’ recovery paths depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


A positive mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a valuable recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic mingles them all! A study that followed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who continued with their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still perform activities regardless of their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they’d not get over decreased their recovery outcome. Understanding these issues, researchers and your New Roads chiropractor know that realistic expectations must be reviewed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like difficult sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we advance toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and share the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is encouraging improvement. Additional good news arises from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that mentioned how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That is where we work together to keep you positive and confident and come up with a robust New Roads chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

New Roads Chiropractic Center recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and presents how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Look to Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A new study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond its ability to hear. They found that those with chronic otitis media who had a history of hearing loss are more prone to a increased risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study reported that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly associated with a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 3 day period. This is commonly associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We realize inflammation is an enemy in dealing with New Roads back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and increased hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they occur. We're here to help with chiropractic services! New Roads Chiropractic Center and you form a great team.

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