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Healthy News June 2021

Largo 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 visit Hollstrom & Associates Inc with all sorts of different issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your Largo chiropractor understands this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and assesses 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 affected 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 likely.) (2) Chiropractors understand this and encourage 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 recent study described that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were shown to move differently, more guardedly, likely to evade pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3) Your Largo chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their issues. Your chiropractor teams up with with each one throughout the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it doesn’t 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 via 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 Largo back pain may be helped by olfactory training which uses smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Largo CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING SCENTS TO LESSEN PAIN!

An interesting 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 ease pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite possibly control general pain via desensitization. (4) What a pleasant adjunct this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try smelling some pleasurable scents yourself!

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