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Healthy News June 2021

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

Back pain patients visit Manahawkin Chiropractic Center with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your Manahawkin chiropractor knows this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to discover the difference(s) that make all the difference when designing an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that gauges the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite educational about cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be triggered by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) signify issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons do not like this as a inferior surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors understand this and promote gentle exercise for these back muscles as a component of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some lumbar disc degeneration patients experience. A new study explained that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were shown to move differently, more carefully, 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 Manahawkin chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their issues. 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 aspects), 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 in the middle of a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a feeling of control over back pain to minimize recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

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

Manahawkin CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING SCENTS TO LESSEN PAIN!

An appealing study of chronic low back pain patients found that odor-training helped decrease their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped ease pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite possibly control general pain via desensitization. (4) What a pleasant addition this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some good scents yourself!

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