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The Auburn Back and Neck Pain Relief Wave

For many, seeing and hearing ocean waves is calming. For Auburn back pain and neck pain patients, experiencing the wave of healing pain relief can be the same if they understand it. For those who do not get that pain will come and go while healing, the wave of healing can be upsetting. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. helps our patients appreciate the wave of healing, know the research supporting our relieving treatment plan, and celebrate the pain relief they get.


Since back and neck pain experiences are complete with fluctuations of symptoms as they heal, researchers have worked on a method to classify neck pain patients and their pain patterns by studying 1208 neck pain patients. They produced 16 subgroups! Wow. The largest subgroup was “mild persistent fluctuating” with 25% of the patients in it reporting pain as a 3.4 out of 10 (0 no pain). The “moderate episodic” group had 24% with a pain rating of 2.7. “Persistent fluctuating” pain patients were those disturbed more by pain than the others. (1) Instead of just defining and rating pain, researchers had patients portray their pain using a visual picture scale about their pain intensity and symptomatology over a year. The patient responses were very similar in defining the pain intensity but not as much for the symptoms and their characteristics. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. finds that everybody senses pain in somewhat different ways and that they find certain types of pain more annoying than others do. All of our Auburn chiropractic patients are distinctive!


For a year, another study tracked 1124 neck pain patients who saw a chiropractor. Neck pain patients experiencing “persistent pain” – 75% to 63% over the year - and very minor pain stayed relatively stable. Those who had “episodic pain” – 21% to 24% over the year – had greater changes in their pain patterns. (3) This is why we inform our back and neck pain patients that recovery is more wavelike than a straight line. While healing, pain comes and goes. Going away more than it comes is a positive signal of healing and pain relief. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. reminds our Auburn neck pain and back pain patients to not be discouraged along the way. We will get there together!


Research such as described here regarding the patterns of neck pain and back pain sufferers shows the on-going need for them to have team members like their chiropractors along with general practitioners to manage it, understand it, and care for it. A researcher explained how a patient who underwent spinal surgery 30 years ago now had neck pain and cervical arm pain due to adjacent segment disease a condition often seen in spinal discs around the spinal level that underwent back surgery - was treated with cervical manipulation, flexion distraction decompression (Cox®), soft-tissue mobilization, and therapeutic ultrasound for pain relief. (4) Again, pain relief is seldom sudden, but rather systematic with treatment, coming/going pain intensity, patience, and appreciation for the relief gotten be it 50%, 70% or 90% as explained by the 50% Rule of Cox® Technic.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. John Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents patient cases that were complicated and yet found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management over time.

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment now. Together, we’ll work toward the calming wave of healing and celebrate the pain relief.

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. rides the wave of healing pain relief with our neck pain and back pain patients.  

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