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Healthy News September 2022

 Millville back pain patients’ recovery paths depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


An upbeat mindset, good self-care, and pain-lessening treatment is a valuable recipe 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 maintained their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still do activities regardless of their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as the worst ever from which they’d not get over decreased their recovery outcome. Knowing these issues, researchers and your Millville chiropractor know that realistic expectations must be reviewed and understood 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 sets 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 positive improvement. More good news emanates from a scoping review of papers regarding spine-pain related factors that took note of how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That is where we work together to maintain your positivity and confidence and come up with a robust Millville 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 describes what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond hearing. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media who had a history of hearing loss are more prone to a higher risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 72-hour period. This is commonly related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, medicated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We realize inflammation is an enemy when managing Millville back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they arise. We're here to help with chiropractic services! Wilson Family Chiropractic and you form a great team.

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