“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting
back pain that lasts over 3 months that just won’t quit.
Satterwhite Chiropractic welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Oxford
chiropractic service is often relieving, offering
hope for a more comfortable day.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic witness
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain recorded relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. The patient described having this pain for decades. In 4 weeks and 4 visits
of flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he stated
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication usage,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That’s 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 quite common and
can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is endorsed
for the management of chronic low back in quite a few
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 thought to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well come from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That is 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 described that spinal manipulation
generated similar effects to other recommended
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, passing adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal
manipulation appeared to be a good option for pain relief and function improvement
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 conclusions were found:
spinal manipulation should be thought to be a beneficial
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer to relieve pain
and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is rendered
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Satterwhite Chiropractic researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well know 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 describes his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Oxford chiropractic
appointment now. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Satterwhite Chiropractic
is here for you.