You have a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Do you wonder what that means going
forward? Certainly, you are! The trajectory – researchers’ term
for the path of back pain – of the Manchester back pain
experience is individual to each, but there are issues
that may help predict that course. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries shares
a few ideas on the effect of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to impact the path of back pain. Patients
who undergo chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (under a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 30 days and 90 days of care.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered more quickly. The majority of
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain bettered. Both acute
and chronic back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients reported
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients cared with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
sees even better outcomes with our specific form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
So why stop chiropractic
care with pain relief? Researchers documented that
low back pain patients who underwent chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – had fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living contrasted
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Manchester
chiropractic care on a regular basis seems beneficial.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some types of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to consider participating
in higher volumes of moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was shown to lower the odds of extending
severe low back pain over the next year. (4) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows
none of us back pain sufferers enjoys hearing that,
but it is the finding of a study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Understand too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately increases the odds
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let us at
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries discover that with you, the spot that prevents
back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the at-times overwhelming
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic
appointment today to control your back pain’s trajectory, to lessen
the impact of back pain on your path forward.