“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not quit.
Wilson Family Chiropractic invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Millville
chiropractic service is often relieving, delivering
hope for a more comfortable day.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic see
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their results for all to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain documented relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. The patient described experiencing 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’s a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role
Chronic low back pain like that explained by
the veteran in this case report is quite prevalent and
can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in many
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 purported to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well come from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That is a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can tolerate.
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 treatment
for chronic low back pain described that spinal manipulation
generated similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior
to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, momentary adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good alternative for relief
of pain and improvement of function
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis particularly focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same deductions were reported:
spinal manipulation should be considered a positive
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Wilson Family Chiropractic researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more common spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Millville chiropractic
appointment soon. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Wilson Family Chiropractic
is here for you.