Healthy News - May 2021 DON’T FEAR! BE CONFIDENT WITH YOUR SPINE. Chiropractors see fear avoidance every day. Fort Wayne back pain patients stay away from lifting or worry about using their spines for things like lifting out of fear of (re)injury and pain. Researchers write that chronic low back pain patients are inclined to protect their spines by lifting using a diminished lumbar spine range of motion. Doing this for a long stretch of time may end up hurting more than helping. The lumbar spine tissues may encounter extra loading due to altered spine motion. (1) Fear-avoidance is a natural response in back pain patients. Don’t feel weird if you do this for a while! Within our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, we encourage our back pain patients to get back to normal spinal motions slowly as their pain decreases and their exercise routine strengthens their spines via Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment, exercise, and nutrition. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you will get there together! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is your partner in controlling back pain, so it does not control you. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a nurse with back pain and sciatic leg pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help her get back to doing the activities of daily life and her job, including bending, lifting and twisting. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: CURCUMIN FOR CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF AND IMPROVED COGNITION Cognitive impairment is observed in patients with chronic neuropathic pain. A recent study on the effects of curcumin describes improvement in cognitive impairment and reduction of chronic pain as a result of compressed sciatic nerves in rats. Curcumin is reported to ease chronic constriction injury related behaviors and memory deficits by lowering inflammatory cytokines. (2) Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve resulting in leg pain. If you have sciatica, do you note issues with cognition? Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties are something to be considered in the nutritional approach to chronic pain and Fort Wayne sciatic leg pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc does! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Thank you for confiding in Fort Wayne chiropractic care for your healthcare needs. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to not only reduce your pain but also your fear of pain. With our comprehensive Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you will find a way to pain relief together! We look forward to seeing you at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for your up-coming appointment! Schedule today! "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. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."