CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A new study reports the latest recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Get care to
be more consistent, encourage collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient results. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is sure that
our Manchester chiropractic patients would like that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (hip and knee) and
fibromyalgia – incorporated acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (low level laser, electrical current), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive
therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management
as necessary. (1) These recommendations reiterate and improve
prior such studies. One group of researchers proposed
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or normal medical care when beneficial
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group studied
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and reported
that good/moderate quality evidence backed the use of
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-practiced chiropractic
skill while the other suggestions are all accessible
within the personalized Manchester chiropractic
treatment plan. Let’s work on your chronic musculoskeletal pain!
Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain
specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Manchester CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Manchester PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-lowering effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant capability
and its capacity to stop prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-reducing effect
holds promise and is safe by all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in several
studies. One particular study reported
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly and
disability did as well. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Arrange your next Manchester
chiropractic appointment now with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to help musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers get relief from that pain.