August 2020 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC: Pain Reducers: Spinal Manipulation and GingerCHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION A new study presents the latest recommendations on how to manage and relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Make care more consistent, encourage collaborative care among various healthcare providers, and ultimately improve patient outcomes. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is sure that our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients would appreciate that! Plans to manage musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (knee and hip) and fibromyalgia – involved 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 echo and enhance prior such studies. One set of researchers proposed reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise, myofascial therapy or normal medical care when helpful for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group studied complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and reported 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 suggestions are all available within the individualized Fort Wayne 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. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Fort Wayne 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 capacity to stop prostaglandins and pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-reducing effect holds promise and is safe according to all the most recent studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in several studies. One particular study explained that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger, holds such zesty promise! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. Spinal manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic back pain sufferers find relief from that pain. "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."