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Healthy News September 2022

 Manahawkin back pain patients’ recovery paths depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


A positive mindset, sound self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a beneficial recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic mixes them all! A study that tracked 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who continued with their pain relief and described an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still perform activities regardless of their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they would not get over lessened their recovery outcome. Knowing these issues, researchers and your Manahawkin chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be discussed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like poor 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 manage issues as we advance 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 sets 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 good improvement. More good news emanates from a scoping review of papers regarding spine-pain related factors that mentioned 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 Manahawkin 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.

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


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

A recent study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation impacted the body beyond hearing. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more prone to a higher 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 72-hour period. This is commonly associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, medicated 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 Manahawkin back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and increased hip fracture risk, too! Pay attention to hearing issues and inflammation as they develop. We're here to help with chiropractic services! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center and you make a great team.

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