CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A recent study presents the most
up-to-date recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal? Make care more consistent, promote collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient outcomes. Spinal Care Clinic knows
our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients would appreciate that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (hip and knee) and
fibromyalgia – involved acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (low level laser, electrical current), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive
therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management
as necessary. (1) These recommendations reiterate and enhance
prior such studies. One set of researchers suggested
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or normal medical care when beneficial
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group studied
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and reported
that good/moderate quality evidence backed using
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-practiced chiropractic
skill while the other suggestions are all available
within the personalized Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
treatment plan. Let’s work on your chronic musculoskeletal pain!
Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain
specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Burlington and Hamilton PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-reducing effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant potential
and its ability to inhibit prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-reducing effect
holds promise and is safe by all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in many
studies. One particular study shared
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly and
disability did as well. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic appointment today with Spinal Care Clinic. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to help musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers get relief from that pain.