You have a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Are you curious about what that means going
forward? Certainly, you are! The trajectory – researchers’ name
for the course of back pain – of the West Palm Beach back pain
experience is unique to each, but there are factors
that may help forecast that course. Chiropractic Care offers
some input on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to contain the path of back pain. Patients
undergoing chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (under a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 1 and 3 months of care.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability in the beginning of care
recovered quicker. Most
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain improved. Both chronic and acute back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
A similar study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients documented
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients treated with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Chiropractic Care
sees even greater outcomes with our particular form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
So why halt chiropractic
care with pain relief? A study demonstrated that
low back pain patients who have chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis unrelated to whether they
had symptoms – had fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living compared
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More West Palm Beach
chiropractic care on a regular basis looks positive.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some types of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to consider engaging
in more moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was shown to lower the odds of developing
severe low back pain over the next year. (4) Chiropractic Care knows
none of us back pain sufferers enjoys hearing that,
but it’s the finding of a study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Understand too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately increases the risk
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let’s at
Chiropractic Care find that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and keeps you active as you want to be.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he illustrates the at-times overwhelming
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic
appointment soon to control your back pain’s trajectory, to lessen
the impact of back pain on your life forward.