You experience a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Are you curious about what that means going
forward? Certainly, you are! The trajectory – researchers’ name
for the path of back pain – of the Burlington and Hamilton back pain
experience is unique to each, but there are factors
that may help forecast that course. Spinal Care Clinic shares
some input on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to influence the path of back pain. Patients
who undergo chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (less than a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 30 days and 90 days of care.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability in the beginning of care
recovered more quickly. Most
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain bettered. Both acute
and chronic back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients recorded
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients cared with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Spinal Care Clinic
sees even better outcomes with our particular form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
So why stop chiropractic
care with pain relief? Researchers documented that
low back pain patients who experienced chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis unrelated to whether they
had symptoms – reported fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living compared
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic care on a regular basis seems positive.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some kinds of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to try participating
in higher volumes of moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was shown to lower the odds of developing
severe low back pain over the next year. (4) Spinal Care Clinic knows
none of us back pain sufferers wants to hear that,
but it is the finding of a study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Know too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the odds
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let’s at
Spinal Care Clinic discover that with you, the spot that prevents
back pain and keeps you active as you want to be.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he illustrates the at-times overwhelming
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment soon to control your back pain’s trajectory, to limit
the impact of back pain on your path forward.