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October 2021 Healthy News from Spinal Care Clinic Monitoring Pain Leads to Improved Pain Relief and Not Being Sedentary Helps Too

The Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic back pain treatment plan is directed by patient feedback on how their pain is.

MONITORING PAIN and QUESTIONING HELP PAIN RELIEF

Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor understands how disturbing back pain may be for our spine-related pain patients. A study that explored the issue of whether focusing on pain for low back pain patients - by asking them questions about their pain on a weekly basis – impacted the patients negatively. The outcome: regular monitoring of pain did not prove to be a bad thing.  It may have even been beneficial! The low back pain intensity scores at 12 months’ follow up were lower for the patients who were questioned than the scores of patients who were not monitored weekly! (1) Our chiropractic treatment plan which includes spinal manipulation - 90% of which is delivered by chiropractors in the US - is directed by your input about your pain experience. We ask you about how you experience pain at every Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment and alter your treatment frequency and type as you improve according to the 50% Rule like visits are reduced by 50% when 50% relief is attained and treatment protocol may shift from protocol 1 (single segment, one motion) to protocol 2 (single segment, all ranges of motion, may include more segments as tolerance testing allows). We can talk more about these protocols if you like. A little focus on pain goes far in terms of pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the central role the patient’s pain experience and response plays in the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Spinal Care Clinic shares research touting the benefits of exercising twice a day – 30 minutes each time – instead of once a day (60 minutes) for older adults.  

TIP OF THE MONTH:  Don’t Be Sedentary

A sedentary Burlington and Hamilton lifestyle at any age is not positive. As we age and want to enjoy our older years, we must not be sedentary. Grow old actively! Comparing how and when non-active older adults exercised – 60 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night – researchers found significant improvements in lower limb strength, large gains in walking speed and daily activities, improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, and enhancements in agility as signified by TUG (time-up-to-go from a seated position) test results in both groups. There were slightly better outcomes in the 30/30 group indicating that there may be an advantage to breaking up late day sedentariness with exercise. Physical activity exercise for older adults is vital for physical as well as mental and psychosocial health. Spinal Care Clinic encourages our chiropractic patients to not be part of the 31% of the world’s population who are thought to not presently meet recommended physical activity levels. (2) Let’s explore together what activity is best for you!

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