CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A recent study reports the most
up-to-date recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Get care to
be more consistent, encourage collaborative care
among various healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient outcomes. Hollstrom & Associates Inc is sure that
our Largo chiropractic patients would like that! Plans
to manage musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (hip and knee) and
fibromyalgia – included acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (electrical
current, laser), 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 group of researchers suggested
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or normal medical care when beneficial
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group reviewed
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and stated
that good/moderate quality evidence supported the use of
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-practiced chiropractic
skill while the other suggestions are all accessible
within the individualized Largo 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 shares
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Largo CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Largo PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-reducing effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant capability
and its ability to inhibit prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-reducing effect
holds promise and is safe by all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger swallowed orally has been safely done in several
studies. One specific study shared
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain reduced significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
Arrange your next Largo
chiropractic appointment today with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers experience relief from that pain.