“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not quit.
New Roads Chiropractic Center welcomes aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle New Roads
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, bringing
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center see
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their results for all to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient described experiencing this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he described
improvement in his condition, reduced pain medication use,
and better mobility. (1) That is a welcome outcome
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that explained by
the veteran in this case report is quite common and
can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in many
guidelines supported by such groups as the American Pain Society
and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central
sensitization – the effect of repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well stem from its effect on this sensitization.
(4) That is a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can live with.
SPINAL MANIPULATION BETTER FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN…REGARDLESS
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation care
for chronic low back pain reported that spinal manipulation
generated similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, momentary adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal
manipulation appeared to be a good alternative for pain relief and function improvement
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis specifically focused
on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were found:
spinal manipulation should be considered a positive
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at New Roads Chiropractic Center researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its care of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain as well as more common spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic
appointment now. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. New Roads Chiropractic Center
is here to help.