Healthy News June 2021

Manchester chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients come to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have better muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your Manchester chiropractor understands this and joins each back pain patient where s/he is and assesses each patient to find the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that gauges the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite educational about musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be affected by back pain. (1) Back muscles that weaken and turn fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) signify issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons do not like this as a inferior surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors understand this and promote gentle exercise for these back muscles as a component of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some low back disc degeneration sufferers endure. A recent study explained that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were found to move differently, more carefully, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also suffered with higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3) Your Manchester chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their issues. Your chiropractor teams up with with each one throughout the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (physical, mental, and emotional features), so it does not control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she eases pain in a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to minimize recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Manchester back pain may be helped by olfactory training which uses smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Manchester CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SNIFFING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An appealing study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped ease pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite possibly control general pain via desensitization. (4) What a pleasant adjunct this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some pleasurable scents yourself!

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