“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just won’t quit.
Apple Country Chiropractic welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Williamson
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, bringing
hope for a more comfortable day.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Williamson chiropractor at Apple Country Chiropractic see
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their results for everyone to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally documented relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient reported 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 detailed
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication usage,
and better mobility. (1) That is a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role
Chronic low back pain like that described by
the veteran in this case report is very common and
can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is endorsed
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 thought to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well stem from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That is a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can accept.
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 care
for chronic low back pain described that spinal manipulation
produced similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, passing adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded 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 drawn:
spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer to relieve pain
and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is delivered
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Apple Country 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 as well as more routine spinal
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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 Williamson chiropractic
appointment today. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Apple Country Chiropractic
is here for you.