“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain that goes
on for more than 3 months that just won’t stop.
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Pensacola
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, delivering
hope for a more comfortable day.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center see
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient described dealing
with this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he stated
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication use,
and better mobility. (1) That’s a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that explained by
the veteran in this case report is very common and
can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in quite a few
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 purported to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well stem from its impact 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 reported that spinal manipulation
generated 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, passing adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good option for pain relief and function improvement
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis specifically 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 patient with chronic
low back pain to relieve pain
and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center 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 care of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain as well as more usual spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Pensacola chiropractic
appointment now. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
is here to help.