THE ‘SUPERMARKET’ OF BACK PAIN CARE OPTIONS: How to Choose?
“Supermarkets” are great for gathering
food but not necessarily for finding
relief of Oxford back pain, understanding the basis of back pain, nor waking up each day and
functioning with hope. A new back pain sufferer can get lost
in this “supermarket” of healthcare choices. Researchers
described this comparison of back pain care options
to goods on shelves in a supermarket as they witnessed this at their
meetings where the latest in back pain care options were touted next to each other with each approach’s supporters imparting their procedures (some
with solid, accurately presented research evidence, some without). (1) It is
no wonder that back pain sufferers – who are not alone with a lifetime
likelihood of low back pain for all of us being 85% (2) – are dazed and
unable to make a choice. That is where our
teamwork comes in handy. You share your
expectations. We’ll share the best
evidence to create a treatment plan to help you recover.
Researchers analyzed patient preferences and goals for
non-surgical treatment of chronic low back pain and reported
that these are critical to patient outcomes. (3) YOUR goals
of care are important: Do you want to walk more? Sleep
better? Understand your pain better? YOUR preferences for
care are important: Do you want
manipulation? Supervised therapy? Talk to a therapist?]33] As your Oxford
chiropractor, I want to know what you want. They
will direct your care and enhance your clinical outcomes. We know
that conservative care for 4 to 6 weeks is recommended (in the absence of
progressive neurological deficits and/or cauda equina syndrome) prior to
imaging. (4) We also recognize that spinal manipulation is one of
the top conservative advocated treatments. (5) When you are suffering
with back pain, let us be your personal shopper, finding you the approach of chiropractic services to help you best!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes both The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as well as the
healthcare path for back pain relief that is often confusing
and non-congruent with current recommendations for the
non-surgical, conservative care of back pain.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Consider Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric
Turmeric (curcuma longa L.) is a plant well-recognized
for its anti-inflammatory aspects due to its polyphenolic curcuminoids.
In a scoping review of published papers, researchers determined
that current evidence is great that suggests clinical benefit from supplementing
turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits, especially in
inflammation-linked diseases like obesity-related metabolic
disorders or musculoskeletal disorders (like back and neck pain). (6)
Researchers always want more research to definitively
recommend dosages and formulations. In the meantime, we can have a conversation about how turmeric’s addition to your nutrition plan may positively
influence your pain relief and healing.
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