Researchers continually study spinal manipulation
to more fully describe its contributions to pain
relief for sufferers with back pain, related leg pain, and neurological symptoms
that disrupt quality of life. Spinal manipulation (SM) alleviates
back pain (acute, chronic), back-related leg pain, quality of life,
neurological symptoms, and disability for sufferers. That is a
sentence full of potential which has research
support behind its claims. Spinal Care Clinic individualizes
a chiropractic treatment plan combining spinal manipulation oftentimes
the gentle type of Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression for
our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients after doing a detailed
examination. Burlington and Hamilton pain relief is imaginable.
Spinal pain patients as well as patients experiencing
neurological disorders like stroke have neurological symptoms that respond
to spinal manipulation. Suffering with neurological symptoms adds to worldwide disability statistics and
personal well-being and quality of life. A narrative review noted
that most studies reported the mechanism by which spinal
manipulation reduced spinal pain, may increase
strength in asymptomatic people, and reportedly affected
spasticity, muscle stiffness, motor function, autonomic function, and balance challenges.
Of course, a call for more studies to solidify
these findings was issued. But the beneficial impact of spinal manipulation
on the quality of life for spine pain sufferers, those with balance issues, and
those with cerebral palsy were listed. (1) Such relief logically
influences back pain treatment guidelines that your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor consults to optimize
your clinical back pain relief.
CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR BACK PAIN
Researchers scour the published
research papers to find the ones with reliability, coherence, etc.
A newer guideline for the treatment of low back pain concluded
that incorporating spinal manipulation in the care
of acute low back pain, chronic low back pain and chronic back-related leg pain
was effective as part of a multimodal approach.
Advice, reassurance, education, self-management, usual medical care, home
exercises, etc., were listed as helpful
to improve pain and disability. (2)
Guidelines like this for back pain must be based on research that explains
how relief is created.
SPINAL MANIPULATION RELIEF FOR BACK PAIN
A present study intends to see whether
chronic low back pain patients’ response to SM stems from centralization which can be analyzed
utilizing questionnaires, pressure pain threshold tests,
inflammatory cytokine tests, and patient expectations of relief. The researchers
anticipate being able to predict patient
response. (3) Before this study, a narrative review found
that spinal manipulation in part inhibited neck pain and back
pain via spinal cord mechanisms of pain relief and queried the role of
peripheral mechanisms regulating inflammatory responses. (4) Both studies incorporated
placebo comparison but also documented that placebo and controls in
a spinal manipulation study are tough to mask
treatment versus no-treatment due to the hands-on character
of the treatment. An improved control/placebo could help define
the contribution of the effects of SM on
THE CHALLENGE OF PLACEBO
Back pain patients do not often question their
pain relief. They don’t often ask “Was it this?” or “Was it that?” that finally
got them feeling better, but
researchers know that the placebo effect may well be influential
based on patient expectations and conditioning. Researchers are now testing whether conditioning can heighten patient
outcomes by sharing the positive expectations of spinal
manipulation treatment. (5) What do you think? Spinal Care Clinic knows our chiropractic
patients can feel better knowing that their care is well-researched
and supported by clinical trials that documented positive clinical
outcomes for back pain relief.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient
with back-related-leg pain.
Make your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment today. Don’t let your quality of life suffer due to your back pain, related leg pain and or neurological sypmatomatology.
Trust Spinal Care Clinic to fully examine your spine and establish
a relieving treatment plan for its care.