“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain that lasts over 3 months that just won’t quit.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Baton Rouge
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, offering
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center see
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their results for all to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. 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 described
improvement in his condition, reduced pain medication usage,
and better mobility. (1) That is a welcome outcome
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that described by
the veteran in this case report is very prevalent and
can be quite disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in several
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 effect of repeated nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well stem from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That’s an advantage chronic back pain
sufferers can live with.
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
created similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior
to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good option for relief
of pain and improvement of function
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 deductions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be thought to be a positive
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to 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 explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic
appointment now. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
is here for you.