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Healthy News June 2021

Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients visit Spinal Care Clinic with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor understands this and joins each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to discover the difference(s) that make all the difference when designing a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that gauges the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be affected by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) signify issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors understand this and promote gentle exercise for these back muscles as a component of the treatment plan to prevent recurrent back pain that some low back disc degeneration patients experience. A new study explained that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were found to move differently, more guardedly, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a reduced quality of life. (3) Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor embraces all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor partners with each one throughout the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (physical, mental, and emotional features), so it does not control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she helps a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to minimize recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Burlington and Hamilton back pain may be helped by olfactory training which uses smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An appealing study of chronic low back pain patients found that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped lessen pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite possibly control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable adjunct this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some pleasurable scents yourself!

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