CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A new study offers the most
up-to-date recommendations on how to manage
and relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Make care more consistent, promote collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient results. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa knows
our West Des Moines chiropractic patients would appreciate that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (hip and knee) and
fibromyalgia – included 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 needed. (1) These recommendations echo and improve
prior such studies. One group of researchers proposed
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 studied
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and reported
that good/moderate quality evidence supported the use of
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 available
within the personalized West Des Moines 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 describes
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
West Des Moines PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-reducing effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant capability
and its capacity to stop prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-reducing effect
holds promise and is safe by all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger swallowed orally has been safely done in several
studies. One specific study shared
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Arrange your next West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment now with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to help musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers find relief from that pain.