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January 27, 2015

Doctors like your Fort Wayne chiropractor regularly advocates exercise for back pain and neck pain alleviation. The question is, will exercising help your pain? Absolutely! Has there been research done to back up these claims? Definitely! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc understands that the neighboring muscles and fascia have a vital role in managing and relieving back and neck pain. A portion of the Fort Wayne chiropractic care plan at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is usually exercise for the physical body. But what about the mental part of back and neck pain? There's a good exercise for your brain that can help with your controlling your body: meditation.

Meditation is in the news. You've probably heard about meditation. It’s likely a recognition that the mind plays an important role in people’s daily experience of life. For some Fort Wayne folks, meditation may be “out there,” but for others meditation may be the thing to try that will offer relieving help.

Now, patients who suffer with a chronic pain condition - one that has been with them for years be that neck pain or back pain or leg pain or whatever - are used to their mind’s attention to pain. Might meditation be a way for them to change their focus, adjust their attention? It may be. Meditation may be for some Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc’s Fort Wayne neck pain patients a way to contain and manage the pain.

Researchers just published findings that meditation may be a new approach to reducing chronic neck pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc strives to share new and effective approaches to pain reduction and management for our Fort Wayne patients.  Now, these researchers studied chronic neck pain patients who had experienced neck pain for an average of 11 years.  These neck pain patients reported pain over 40 out of 100 on the pain scale. The researchers randomized these chronic neck pain patients to one of two groups for 8 weeks: meditation or home exercise.  Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc found the outcomes encouraging: meditation “significantly reduced pain” and decreased the bothersomeness of the neck pain more than home exercise. Bottomline: meditation seemed to have helped these chronic neck pain sufferers with pain reduction and pain coping. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees nothing wrong with either of these outcomes!

So try to exercise your mind with meditation to reduce back and neck pain. It can be done at home alone or with others in a class or via an online directed meditation. Whatever format you are comfortable with, meditation may be an effective addition to your Fort Wayne chiropractic care plan of spinal manipulation with Cox Technic and exercise. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today.