Healthy News September 2022 YOUR INFLUENCE ON BACK PAIN RELIEF IS STRONG A positive mindset, sound self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a beneficial mix for spine pain relief. Chiropractic combines them all! A study that observed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who maintained their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still do activities regardless of their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as the worst ever from which they’d not get over reduced their recovery outcome. Understanding these issues, researchers and your Fort Wayne chiropractor know that realistic expectations must be discussed and understood for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like poor sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen thoroughly to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to manage issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and disclose the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is positive improvement. More good news comes from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that took note of how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we act together to maintain your positivity and confidence and create a solid Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Consider Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link A recent study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond its ability to hear. They found that those with chronic otitis media who had a history of hearing loss are more prone to a increased risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly associated with a greater risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 3 day period. This is often related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, medicated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy when managing Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they occur. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you form a great team. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc We are honored that your allow us to share chiropractic care with you and your family and friends. Set your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc now! "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."