“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 will not quit.
Pflugerville Wellness Center invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Pflugerville
chiropractic service is often relieving, bringing
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center see
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient reported having this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he stated
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication use,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That is a welcome outcome
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 disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended
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 repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well stem from its impact on this sensitization.
(4) That’s an advantage chronic back pain
sufferers can tolerate.
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, momentary adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good option for relief
of pain and improvement of function
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis particularly focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same deductions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be considered a positive
treatment for the older patient with chronic
low back pain for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Pflugerville Wellness Center studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its care of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain as well as more routine 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 found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Pflugerville chiropractic
appointment now. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Pflugerville Wellness Center
is here to help.