CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A new study presents the most
up-to-date recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal? Make care more consistent, encourage collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient results. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows
our Sitka chiropractic patients would appreciate that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (knee and hip) and
fibromyalgia – involved acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (low level laser, electrical current), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive
therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management
as necessary. (1) These recommendations echo and enhance
prior such studies. One set of researchers suggested
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or usual medical care when beneficial
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group reviewed
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and stated
that good/moderate quality evidence supported using
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-practiced chiropractic
skill while the other suggestions are all accessible
within the individualized Sitka chiropractic
treatment plan. Let’s work on your chronic musculoskeletal pain!
Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain
specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Sitka CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Sitka PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-reducing effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant potential
and its capacity to stop prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-reducing effect
holds promise and is safe according to all the most recent
studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in many
studies. One specific study reported
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly and
disability did as well. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Arrange your next Sitka
chiropractic appointment today with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to help musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers get relief from that pain.