“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just won’t quit.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Auburn
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, delivering
hope for a more comfortable day.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. witness
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 occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient reported dealing
with this pain for decades. In 4 weeks and 4 visits
of flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he reported
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication usage,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That is a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that described by
the veteran in this case report is very common and
can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is endorsed
for the management of chronic low back in several
guidelines backed 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 come from its impact on this sensitization.
(4) That is a benefit 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
created similar effects to other recommended
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 concluded that spinal
manipulation looked 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 deductions were found:
spinal manipulation should be thought to be a positive
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer 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 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its treatment 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 experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Auburn chiropractic
appointment soon. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
is here for you.