CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A new study offers the most
up-to-date recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Get care to
be more consistent, encourage collaborative care
among various healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient outcomes. Chiropractic Solutions knows
our San Jose chiropractic patients would like that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (knee and hip) 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 necessary. (1) These recommendations reiterate and improve
prior such studies. One set 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 reviewed
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and stated
that good/moderate quality evidence backed using
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-honed chiropractic
skill while the other recommendations are all available
within the individualized San Jose 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.
San Jose CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
San Jose 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 ability to inhibit prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-lowering effect
holds promise and is safe according to all the most recent
studies. (4) Ginger swallowed orally has been safely done in several
studies. One specific study reported
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Schedule your next San Jose
chiropractic appointment now with Chiropractic Solutions. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers experience relief from that pain.