Researchers keep studying spinal manipulation
to more fully describe its contributions to pain
relief for sufferers with back pain, related leg pain, and neurological symptoms
that interfere with 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. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center personalizes
a chiropractic treatment plan incorporating spinal manipulation mantimes
the gentle type of Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression for
our Pensacola chiropractic patients after doing a thorough
examination. Pensacola pain relief is possible.
Spinal pain patients as well as patients with
neurological disorders like stroke have neurological symptoms that react
to spinal manipulation. Experiencing neurological symptoms impacts worldwide disability statistics and
personal well-being and quality of life. A narrative review noted
that most studies described how spinal
manipulation decreased spinal pain, may increase
strength in asymptomatic people, and reportedly impacted
spasticity, muscle stiffness, motor function, autonomic function, and balance problems.
Of course, a call for more studies to support
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 noted. (1) Such relief reasonably
influences back pain treatment guidelines with which your Pensacola
chiropractor confers to boost
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 recent 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 successful as part of a multimodal approach.
Advice, reassurance, education, self-management, usual medical care, home
exercises, etc., were described as helpful
in enhancing relief of pain and disability. (2)
Guidelines like this for back pain must be based on research that explains
how relief is produced.
SPINAL MANIPULATION RELIEF FOR BACK PAIN
A present study intends to see whether
chronic low back pain patients’ response to SM comes from mechanisms
of centralization (central sensitization) that can be tested
via 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 described
that spinal manipulation in part deterred neck pain and back
pain via spinal cord mechanisms of pain relief and wondered what the role of inflammatory
responses via peripheral mechanisms played in the relief. (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 because of the hands-on nature
of the treatment. An improved control/placebo could help define
the contribution of spinal manipulation’s effects 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
sealed the deal on getting them out of pain, but
researchers know that the placebo effect may well play a role
based on patient expectations and conditioning. Researchers are now testing whether conditioning can enhance patient
outcomes by sharing the positive expectations of spinal
manipulation treatment. (5) What do you think? Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows our chiropractic
patients can feel better understanding that their care is well-researched
and supported by clinical trials that documented positive clinical
outcomes for back pain relief.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the
relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient
with back pain and sciatica.
Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic
appointment now. Don’t let your quality of life suffer because
of your back pain, related leg pain and or neurological sypmatomatology.
Trust Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center to fully examine your spine and set
a relieving treatment plan for its care.