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Healthy News September 2022

 Fort Wayne back pain patients’ roads to recovery depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


An optimistic mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a beneficial recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic combines them all! A study that tracked 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who maintained their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still participate in activities regardless of their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they’d not get over decreased their recovery outcome. Knowing these issues, researchers and your Fort Wayne chiropractor know that realistic expectations must be discussed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like difficult sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may come into play for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and share 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 constructive improvement. Additional good news arises 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 form a robust 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 shares what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Look to Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A new study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation impacted the body beyond its ability to hear. They found that those with chronic otitis media who had a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a increased risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly associated with a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 3 day period. This is often related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We realize inflammation is an enemy when dealing with Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and increased 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 make a great team.

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