“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain that lasts over 3 months that just won’t stop.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Manchester
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 Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries witness
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally documented relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. The patient described dealing
with this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he reported
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication use,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That is a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that described by
the veteran in this case report is very common and
can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in several
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 consequence of repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well stem from its effect on this sensitization.
(4) That is an advantage chronic back pain
sufferers can accept.
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 stated that spinal manipulation
created similar effects to other recommended
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, fleeting 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 of specifically older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer to relieve pain
and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well know for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic
appointment now. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
is here to help.