“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting
back pain that goes
on for more than 3 months that just won’t quit.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Fernandina Beach
chiropractic service is often relieving, offering
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic witness
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their outcomes for all to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain documented relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient described experiencing this pain for decades. In 4 weeks and 4 visits
of flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he detailed
improvement in his condition, less pain medication use,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That’s 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 distressing. 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 repeated nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well come from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That is a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can live with.
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 treatment
for chronic low back pain described that spinal manipulation
produced 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 particularly focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same deductions were found:
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 rendered
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic researched
and learned more about 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 common spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic
appointment today. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
is here to help.