“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting
back pain that goes
on for more than 3 months that just will not stop.
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Manahawkin
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, offering
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center witness
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain documented relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. The patient reported having this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he detailed
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication use,
and better mobility. (1) That’s a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that explained by
the veteran in this case report is very prevalent and
can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in several
guidelines backed by such groups as the American Pain Society
and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central
sensitization – the consequence of repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well come from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That is an advantage chronic back pain
sufferers can tolerate.
SPINAL MANIPULATION BETTER FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN…REGARDLESS
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment
for chronic low back pain reported that spinal manipulation
produced similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good alternative for relief
of pain and improvement of function
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis particularly focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were reported:
spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial
treatment for the older patient with chronic
low back pain to relieve pain
and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well know for its care of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic
appointment now. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
is here for you.