Healthy News September 2022

 Pensacola back pain patients’ roads to recovery depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


A positive mindset, sound self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a valuable mix for spine pain relief. Chiropractic blends them all! A study that observed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who continued with their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly confident that they could still do activities despite their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as the worst ever from which they would not get over decreased their recovery outcome. Knowing these factors, researchers and your Pensacola chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be reviewed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like difficult sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may come into play for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and share the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that sets reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is positive improvement. Additional good news emanates from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that took note of how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we act together to keep you positive and confident and come up with a robust Pensacola chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes what realistic expectations are for back pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Consider Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A recent study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond its ability to hear. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a greater risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 72-hour period. This is often associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy when managing Pensacola back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and increased hip fracture risk, too! Pay attention to hearing issues and inflammation as they develop. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center and you make a great team.

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