You experience a bout of back pain – first, second, tenth. Do you wonder what that means going forward? Certainly, you are! The trajectory – researchers’ term for the course of back pain – of the Easley back pain experience is unique to each, but there are issues that may help foretell that course. Young Chiropractic shares a few ideas on the effect of lifestyle and chiropractic care.
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care logical to contain the course of back pain. Patients undergoing chiropractic care for their chronic (more than 3 months) and acute (less than 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 having more severe pain and disability in the beginning of care recovered faster. The majority of patients with lumbar radicular leg pain improved. Both acute and chronic back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1) A similar 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) Young Chiropractic sees even better outcomes with our specific form of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
A question arises: why stop chiropractic care with pain relief? Researchers documented that low back pain patients who experienced chiropractic maintenance care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – reported fewer days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living contrasted with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Easley chiropractic care on a regular basis seems positive.
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 try participating in more moderate to vigorous physical activity since it was found to reduce the odds of developing severe low back pain over the next year. (4) Young Chiropractic knows none of us back pain sufferers enjoys hearing that, but it’s the finding of a study. More intense exercise was shown beneficial. Know too that a sedentary lifestyle – work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the risk of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let us at Young Chiropractic uncover that with you, the spot that inhibits back pain and keeps you active as you want to be.
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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 Easley chiropractic appointment soon to control your back pain’s trajectory, to limit the impact of back pain on your path forward.