“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not stop.
Chiropractic Solutions invites frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle San Jose
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, delivering
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your San Jose chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions witness
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their results for everyone to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally documented relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient described dealing
with this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he described
improvement in his condition, less pain medication usage,
and better mobility. (1) That is a welcome outcome
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 prevalent and
can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is endorsed
for the management of chronic low back in quite a few
guidelines backed 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 benefit
may well stem from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That is a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can live with.
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
created similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, passing adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined 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 specifically focused
on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same deductions were reported:
spinal manipulation should be considered a positive
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is delivered
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Chiropractic Solutions studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its care of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain as well as more common 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.
Schedule your San Jose chiropractic
appointment soon. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Chiropractic Solutions
is here for you.