CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A new study reports the latest recommendations on how to manage
and relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Get care to
be more consistent, promote collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and ultimately
improve patient outcomes. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is sure that
our St. Francisville 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 (electrical
current, laser), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive
therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management
as needed. (1) These recommendations echo and improve
prior such studies. One group of researchers offered
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or usual medical care when helpful
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group studied
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and reported
that good/moderate quality evidence backed using
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-honed chiropractic
skill while the other suggestions are all accessible
within the personalized St. Francisville 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.
St. Francisville CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
St. Francisville PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-lowering effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant potential
and its ability to inhibit prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-lowering effect
holds promise and is safe according to all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger swallowed orally has been safely done in several
studies. One specific study reported
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain reduced significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Arrange your next St. Francisville
chiropractic appointment today with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to help musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers find relief from that pain.