DESCRIPTIONS OF PAIN ARE IMPORTANT TO
“Why do you ask me so many
Our Auburn chiropractic patients are central
to our practice. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. wants
to understand each of our patients and your pain experience well,
treat you well, and be sure you are satisfied with your care
and outcome. That’s why we have you to describe
your pain to us, sometimes a few times and in several
different ways! Words mean different things to different people: “discomfort”
to one may signify “pain” to another while “stiffness” is
“pain” or “discomfort” to a another. It is true! Researchers did a deep-dive into these different words
and their meanings to patients. An example of this is the description of “feeling”: pain was
sharp/shooting, discomfort was dull/tingling, stiffness was
tight/restricted. (1) It's important for Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
to know our patient’s experience with pain to better reach
expectations and enhance satisfaction with care. Patients who went
to an integrated hospital for care of their musculoskeletal pain
and depressive symptoms assessed their pain as 5/10 (10 being
greatest pain) as well as indicated multiple pain
locations (9 of 17 participants), low back pain (13 of 17), and neck pain (8 of
17). Those are very common of rationales
patients seek chiropractic care! In this setting, because patients trusted their main physician, patients were satisfied with the collaboration among
the various healthcare team members. Patients appreciated
consistency in care from one caregiving chiropractor. (2)
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows our patients value - and can expect - these
same things from us: consistency, care, collaboration, and results!
Auburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE
MONTH: Standing Exercise for Multifidus Muscle Strengthening Works
Back pain. It is a simple description that may
stem from many factors including the muscles of the spine,
those seen and unseen. The multifidus muscles are such unseen muscles, deep,
smaller muscles that run parallel to the
spine from the neck to the sacrum. These muscles aid
movements like lateral (side) flexion and rotation of the spine when contracted.
(3) Recently, researchers suggested that the multifidi
may be a potential source of back pain since they are found to be stiffer in low back pain sufferers. Low back pain is linked to lumbodorsal musculature (which includes the
multifidus muscle) fatigue. Standing back extension exercise fatigued the multifidus
sufficiently which may avert low back pain caused
by muscle fatigue. (4) “Superman” (on-the-floor) exercises are well known. Standing
back extension and “superman” exercises are newly documented to be equally beneficial in
strengthening these multifidus muscles. (5) That is great
news! Auburn back pain sufferers can do simple, standing
exercises like this anywhere! The multifidi benefit!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she explains
the value of increasing muscle strength and
function as part of back pain treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule your next Auburn
chiropractic appointment today. Your words will be heard. Your multifidus muscles
will be directed in proper exercise to lessen and
potentially avert back pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will ask you questions, and you
are urged to ask Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. questions, also!