“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain that lasts over 3 months that just won’t stop.
Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Fort Wayne
chiropractic service is often relieving, delivering
hope for a more comfortable day.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc see
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their results for all to see! A newly
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally described relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. The patient reported dealing
with this pain for decades. In 4 weeks and 4 visits
of flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he detailed
improvement in his condition, less pain medication usage,
and better mobility. (1) That is a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role
Chronic low back pain like that described by
the veteran in this case report is very common and
can be quite disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in quite a few
guidelines backed by such groups as the American Pain Society
and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central
sensitization – the consequence of repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s advantage
may well stem from its effect on this sensitization.
(4) That is a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can tolerate.
SPINAL MANIPULATION BETTER FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN…REGARDLESS
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment
for chronic low back pain described that spinal manipulation
effected similar effects to other recommended
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior
to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good option for relief
of pain and improvement of function
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis specifically focused
on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same deductions were found:
spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is delivered
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well know for its care of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment today. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
is here for you.