You experience a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Are you curious about what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ term
for the path of back pain – of the New Roads back pain
experience is individual to each, but there are issues
that may help forecast that course. New Roads Chiropractic Center offers
some input on the effect of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to impact the course of back pain. Patients
undergoing chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (less than a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 30 days and 90 days of care.
Particularly, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered faster. The majority of
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain bettered. Both chronic and acute back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients recorded
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients treated with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center
sees even greater outcomes with our particular form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
So why stop chiropractic
care with pain relief? Researchers documented that
low back pain patients who experienced chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis unrelated to whether they
had symptoms – had fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living compared
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More New Roads
chiropractic care on a regular basis looks beneficial.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some kinds of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to consider participating
in higher volumes of moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was found to reduce the odds of extending
severe low back pain over the following year. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center knows
none of us back pain sufferers enjoys hearing that,
but it is the finding of a study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Know too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the odds
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let’s at
New Roads Chiropractic Center discover that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he illustrates the at-times great
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic
appointment soon to control your back pain’s trajectory, to lessen
the impact of back pain on your path forward.