Healthy News June 2021

Baton Rouge  chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients come to Spine & Sports Rehab Center with all sorts of different issues. Some walk better than others. Some have better muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor knows this and joins each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to find the difference(s) that make all the difference when designing an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that measures the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be influenced by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is likely.) (2) Chiropractors know this and promote gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that a few low back disc degeneration sufferers experience. A new study described that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were found to move differently, more carefully, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor teams up with with each one throughout the current back pain episode and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it doesn’t control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she helps a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a feeling of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Baton Rouge  back pain may be helped by olfactory training which utilizes smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING SCENTS TO LESSEN PAIN!

An interesting study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped decrease their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the study) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped ease pain. The researchers hinted that it may help lessen pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What a pleasant addition this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some pleasurable scents yourself!

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