You have a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Do you wonder what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ name
for the course of back pain – of the Williamson back pain
experience is individual to each, but there are issues
that may help foretell that course. Apple Country Chiropractic offers
a few ideas on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to contain the path of back pain. Patients
undergoing chiropractic care for their chronic (more
than 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.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported having
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered more quickly. Most
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain improved. Both chronic and acute back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients documented
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients cared with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Apple Country Chiropractic
sees even better outcomes with our particular form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
So why halt chiropractic
care with pain relief? Researchers documented that
low back pain patients who underwent chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – reported 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 Williamson
chiropractic care on a regular basis seems positive.
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 next year. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic knows
none of us back pain sufferers enjoys hearing that,
but it’s the finding of a study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Know too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the risk
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let us at
Apple Country Chiropractic discover that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the at-times great
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Williamson chiropractic
appointment now to control your back pain’s trajectory, to lessen
the impact of back pain on your path forward.