You have a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Are you curious about what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ name
for the path of back pain – of the Sitka back pain
experience is unique to each, but there are issues
that may help predict that course. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares
some input on the effect of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to contain the path of back pain. Patients
undergoing chiropractic care for their chronic (more
than 3 months) and acute (under a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 30 days and 90 days of care.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered quicker. Most
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain bettered. Both chronic and acute back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients recorded
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients cared with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
sees even greater outcomes with our particular form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
So why stop chiropractic
care with pain relief? A study demonstrated that
low back pain patients who have chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis unrelated to whether they
had symptoms – reported fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living compared
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Sitka
chiropractic care on a regular basis looks beneficial.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some types of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to consider engaging
in more moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was found to lower the odds of developing
severe low back pain over the next year. (4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows
none of us back pain sufferers wants to hear that,
but it is the finding of a study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Understand too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately increases the odds
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let us at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka find that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and keeps you active as you want to be.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the at-times overwhelming
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic
appointment soon to control your back pain’s trajectory, to limit
the impact of back pain on your life forward.