CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A new study reports the latest recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal? Get care to
be more consistent, promote collaborative care
among various healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient results. Soft Health and Healing Clinic knows
our Brooks chiropractic patients would appreciate that! Plans
to manage musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (knee and hip) and
fibromyalgia – involved acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (low level laser, electrical current), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive
therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management
as necessary. (1) These recommendations echo and enhance
prior such studies. One set of researchers suggested
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or usual medical care when beneficial
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group studied
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and stated
that good/moderate quality evidence supported using
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-honed chiropractic
skill while the other recommendations are all accessible
within the personalized Brooks chiropractic
treatment plan. Let’s work on your chronic musculoskeletal pain!
Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain
specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Brooks CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Brooks PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-lowering effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant potential
and its capacity to inhibit prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-lowering effect
holds promise and is safe according to all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in many
studies. One specific study shared
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain reduced significantly and
disability did as well. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
Arrange your next Brooks
chiropractic appointment now with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers get relief from that pain.