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Healthy News June 2021

Brooks chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients come to Soft Health and Healing Clinic with all sorts of different issues. Some walk better than others. Some have better muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your Brooks chiropractor understands this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to find the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that measures the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be influenced by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons do not like this as a inferior surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors know this and encourage gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to prevent recurrent back pain that a few lumbar disc degeneration patients experience. A new study explained that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were shown to move in a different way, more guardedly, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also suffered with higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a reduced quality of life. (3) Your Brooks chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor teams up with with each one during the current back pain episode and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it does not control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she helps a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Brooks back pain may be helped by olfactory training which utilizes smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Brooks CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING SCENTS TO LESSEN PAIN!

An appealing study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every two hours in the study) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped reduce pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite possibly control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable addition this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some pleasurable scents yourself!

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