“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting
back pain that goes
on for more than 3 months that just will not stop.
Spinal Care Clinic invites frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic service is often relieving, bringing
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic see
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their outcomes for all to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally documented relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. The patient reported experiencing this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he reported
improvement in his condition, reduced pain medication use,
and better mobility. (1) That is a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role
Chronic low back pain like that explained by
the veteran in this case report is very common and
can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is endorsed
for the management of chronic low back in several
guidelines supported by such groups as the American Pain Society
and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central
sensitization – the consequence of repeated nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well stem from its effect on this sensitization.
(4) That’s a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can accept.
SPINAL MANIPULATION BETTER FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN…REGARDLESS
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment
for chronic low back pain stated that spinal manipulation
created similar effects to other recommended
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, momentary adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal
manipulation appeared to be a good alternative for pain relief and function improvement
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis particularly focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were found:
spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Spinal Care Clinic researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well know for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more routine spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment soon. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Spinal Care Clinic
is here for you.