Researchers continually study spinal manipulation
to more fully explain how it contributes to pain
relief for sufferers with back pain, related leg pain, and neurological symptoms
that disrupt quality of life. Spinal manipulation (SM) alleviates
back pain (acute, chronic), back-related leg pain, quality of life,
neurological symptoms, and disability for sufferers. That’s a
sentence full of promise with supporting research behind its claims. New Roads Chiropractic Center personalizes
a chiropractic treatment plan combining spinal manipulation mantimes
the gentle form of Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression for
our New Roads chiropractic patients after doing a detailed
examination. New Roads pain relief is possible.
Spinal pain patients as well as patients experiencing
neurological disorders like stroke have neurological symptoms that respond
to spinal manipulation. Experiencing neurological symptoms adds to worldwide disability statistics as well as
personal well-being and quality of life. A narrative review explained
that most studies described how spinal
manipulation decreased spinal pain, may improve
strength in asymptomatic people, and reportedly affected
spasticity, muscle stiffness, motor function, autonomic function, and balance issues.
Of course, an invitation for more studies to solidify
these findings was made. But the beneficial impact of spinal manipulation
on the quality of life for spine pain sufferers, those with balance issues, and
those with cerebral palsy were described. (1) Such relief reasonably
influences back pain treatment guidelines that your New Roads chiropractor consults to optimize
your clinical back pain relief.
CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR BACK PAIN
Researchers hunt through the published
research papers to obtain the ones with reliability, coherence, etc.
A recent guideline for the treatment of low back pain resolved
that incorporating spinal manipulation in the care
of acute low back pain, chronic low back pain and chronic back-related leg pain
was valuable as part of a multimodal approach.
Advice, reassurance, education, self-management, usual medical care, home
exercises, etc., were listed as beneficial
in improving pain and disability. (2)
Guidelines like this for back pain must be based on research that describes
how relief is produced.
SPINAL MANIPULATION RELIEF FOR BACK PAIN
A current study intends to see whether
chronic low back pain patients’ response to SM stems from centralization which can be analyzed
using questionnaires, pressure pain threshold tests,
inflammatory cytokine tests, and patient expectations of relief. The researchers
anticipate being able to predict patient
response. (3) Prior to this study, a narrative review found
that spinal manipulation in part deterred neck pain and back
pain via spinal cord mechanisms of pain relief and queried the role of
peripheral mechanisms regulating inflammatory responses. (4) Both studies included
placebo comparison but also documented that placebo and controls in
a spinal manipulation study are tough to conceal
treatment versus no-treatment because of the hands-on character
of the treatment. An improved control/placebo could help clarify
the contribution of the effects of SM on
THE CHALLENGE OF PLACEBO
Back pain patients don’t often question their
pain relief. They don’t often ask “Was it this?” or “Was it that?” that finally
sealed the deal on getting them out of pain, but
researchers know that the placebo effect may well be influential
based on patient expectations and conditioning. Researchers are now checking
to see whether conditioning can enhance patient
outcomes by sharing the positive expectations of spinal
manipulation treatment. (5) What do you think? New Roads Chiropractic Center knows our chiropractic
patients can feel better knowing that their care is well-researched
and supported by clinical trials that showed positive clinical
outcomes for back pain relief.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient
with back pain and sciatica.
Make your New Roads chiropractic
appointment today. Don’t let your quality of life deteriorate because
of your back pain, related leg pain and or neurological sypmatomatology.
Trust New Roads Chiropractic Center to fully examine your spine and establish
a relieving treatment plan for its care.