Spinal Manipulation and Home Exercise Advice Best
In terms of dollars and relief, spinal manipulation (chiropractic’s
forte!) and home exercise advice are it! They result in better clinical outcomes and lower societal costs
for older adults with chronic neck pain compared with home exercise alone and
even supervised exercise with home exercise. (1) Our Chicago
chiropractic patients see that Chiropractic Care combines these approaches - particularly our Cox Technic form of spinal manipulative treatment - when
we talk about the chiropractic treatment plan we make just for you.
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Helps Reduce Pain
Inflammation affects the body, its heart, its skin, its
spinal elements, etc. Inflammation leads to pain. An anti-inflammatory diet may result in reduced pain. Incorporating more fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole
grains and even substituting dark chocolate with 70% cocoa may make the diet
transition a little easier! (2) Chiropractic Care bets that your body and your
spine will thank you and reward you with reduced pain!
Don’t Let Back Pain Slow You Down!
Older adults with chronic low back pain have a more
difficult time being mobile. Mobility plays a big role in how active a
person is. If you hurt, you don’t move around much. That makes sense.
Researchers suggest that when back pain patients hurt, flexion helps. When
there’s no pain, extension is helpful as it strengthens the back muscles that
don’t often get used. (3) Another study reports that a stabilization exercise
protocol may well improve clinical and physical findings in patients with
chronic low back pain. (4) That’s why Chiropractic Care encourages our
Chicago chiropractic patients, young and old, to move!
Muscle Degeneration Comes After Back Surgery
Most of the muscle degeneration after back surgery is fatty
change to the spine. 82% of patients show this fatty degenerative change. Such
degeneration may well lead to more back pain. (5) Chiropractic care at
Chiropractic Care can pick up here and help post-surgical patients with
re-conditioning their spine muscles after a Chicago back surgery.
All it takes is an appointment to get started!