“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain that lasts over 3 months that just will not quit.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Sitka
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 Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka see
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their results for everyone to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally recorded relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient reported experiencing this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he described
improvement in his condition, less pain medication use,
and better mobility. (1) That’s 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 explained by
the veteran in this case report is quite common and
can be quite disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in many
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 consequence of repeated nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well stem from its effect on this sensitization.
(4) That’s an advantage 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 care
for chronic low back pain reported 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 determined that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good alternative 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 beneficial
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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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.
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic
appointment soon. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
is here for you.