Healthy News September 2022

 Easley back pain patients’ recovery paths depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


An upbeat mindset, sound self-care, and pain-lessening treatment is a valuable mix for spine pain relief. Chiropractic combines them all! A study that followed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who maintained their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still do activities regardless of their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as the worst ever from which they’d not get over reduced their recovery outcome. Knowing these issues, researchers and your Easley chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be reviewed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like poor sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may come into play for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be managed. We listen thoroughly to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to manage issues as we advance toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and share the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is good improvement. Additional good news arises from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that took note of how many issues are modifiable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we act together to keep you positive and confident and create a solid Easley chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares what realistic expectations are for back pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Young Chiropractic recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Look to Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A recent study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond its ability to hear. They found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more prone to a higher risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 3 day period. This is often associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, medicated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy in dealing with Easley back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they occur. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Young Chiropractic and you form a great team.

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