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Healthy News September 2022

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


A positive mindset, good self-care, and pain-lessening treatment is a valuable recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic mixes them all! A study that observed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who maintained their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still participate in 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor know that realistic expectations must be discussed 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 manage issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and disclose the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes 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 constructive improvement. More good news comes from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that noted how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That is where we act together to maintain your positivity and confidence and form a solid Baton Rouge 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 presents what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and presents how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


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

A recent study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond hearing. They found that those with chronic otitis media who had a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a higher risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study reported that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 72-hour period. This is commonly related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy when managing Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they develop. We're here to help with chiropractic services! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers and you form a great team.

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