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Healthy News June 2021

Auburn chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients come to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. with all sorts of different issues. Some walk better than others. Some have better muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your Auburn chiropractor understands this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and assesses each patient to discover the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Tests like the 6-minute walk test that evaluates the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be influenced by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons do not like this as a inferior surgical outcome is likely.) (2) Chiropractors know this and encourage gentle exercise for these back muscles as a component of the treatment plan to prevent recurrent back pain that a few low back disc degeneration patients experience. A recent study explained that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were shown to move in a different way, more causiously, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also suffered with higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3) Your Auburn chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their issues. Your chiropractor partners with each one during the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (physical, mental, and emotional aspects), so it doesn’t control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she eases pain in a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Auburn back pain may be helped by olfactory training which utilizes smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Auburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SNIFFING SCENTS TO LESSEN PAIN!

An interesting study of chronic low back pain patients found that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every two hours in the study) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped lessen pain. The researchers hinted that it may help ease pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable adjunct this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some pleasurable scents yourself!

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