Back pain patients visit Young Chiropractic with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have better muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your Easley chiropractor
understands this and joins each back pain patient where s/he is and assesses each patient to find the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. Tests like the 6-minute walk test that gauges the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite educational about cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be triggered by back pain
. (1) Back muscles that weaken and turn fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is likely.) (2)
Chiropractors know this and encourage gentle exercise
for these back muscles as a component of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some low back disc degeneration sufferers experience. A recent study explained that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were shown to move in a different way, more causiously, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also suffered with higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3)
Your Easley chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor partners with each one during the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it doesn’t control them.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she helps a chronic back pain patient in the middle of a recurrent episode of back pain via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to minimize recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.
Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
SMELLING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!
An interesting study of chronic low back pain patients found that odor-training helped decrease their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped reduce pain. The researchers hinted that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable adjunct this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try smelling some good scents yourself!
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