You have a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Do you wonder what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ term
for the course of back pain – of the Oxford back pain
experience is unique to each, but there are factors
that may help foretell that course. Satterwhite Chiropractic offers
some input on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to contain the course of back pain. Patients
who undergo chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (under a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 30 days and 90 days of care.
Particularly, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability in the beginning of care
recovered quicker. The majority of
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain improved. Both acute
and chronic back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
A similar study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients reported
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients cared with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic
sees even greater outcomes with our specific form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
So why halt chiropractic
care with pain relief? A study demonstrated that
low back pain patients who underwent chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – had fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living compared
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Oxford
chiropractic care on a regular basis looks beneficial.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some kinds of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to try participating
in higher volumes of moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was shown to reduce the odds of developing
severe low back pain over the following year. (4) Satterwhite Chiropractic knows
none of us back pain sufferers enjoys hearing that,
but it’s the finding of one study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Understand too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately increases the odds
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let us at
Satterwhite Chiropractic find that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and keeps you active as you want to be.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the at-times overwhelming
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Oxford chiropractic
appointment now to control your back pain’s trajectory, to limit
the impact of back pain on your path forward.