Healthy News September 2022

 Manchester back pain patients’ roads to recovery depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


An upbeat mindset, sound self-care, and pain-lessening treatment is a valuable mix for spine pain relief. Chiropractic combines them all! A study that observed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who continued with their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still perform activities despite their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they would not get over lessened their recovery outcome. Understanding these factors, researchers and your Manchester chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be reviewed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like poor sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be managed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to manage issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and share the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is good improvement. Additional good news emanates from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that mentioned how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we act together to maintain your positivity and confidence and form a solid Manchester chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Consider Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A recent study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation impacted the body beyond its ability to hear. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media who had a history of hearing loss are more prone to a increased risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study reported that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a greater risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 72-hour period. This is often associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We realize inflammation is an enemy in dealing with Manchester back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and increased hip fracture risk, too! Pay attention to hearing issues and inflammation as they occur. We're here to help with chiropractic services! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and you form a great team.

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