“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not quit.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle West Des Moines
chiropractic service is often relieving, delivering
hope for a more comfortable day.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa see
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their outcomes for all to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient described dealing
with this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he reported
improvement in his condition, reduced pain medication use,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That’s a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role
Chronic low back pain like that described by
the veteran in this case report is very common and
can be quite disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in quite a few
guidelines supported 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 effect of repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well stem from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That is an advantage chronic back pain
sufferers can accept.
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 treatment
for chronic low back pain described that spinal manipulation
produced similar effects to other recommended
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior
to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, passing adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good option 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 conclusions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be thought to be a beneficial
treatment for the older patient with chronic
low back pain for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is rendered
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well know for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal
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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.
Make your West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment now. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
is here to help.