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Healthy News September 2022

 Largo back pain patients’ roads to recovery depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


A positive mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a beneficial recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic combines them all! A study that followed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who continued with their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still do activities regardless of their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as the worst ever from which they would not get over lessened their recovery outcome. Knowing these factors, researchers and your Largo chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be discussed and understood 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 managed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle 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 positive improvement. Additional good news arises from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that noted how many issues are modifiable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That is where we work together to keep you positive and confident and create a solid Largo 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 presents what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Hollstrom & Associates Inc recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Look to 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 found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a greater risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 3 day period. This is commonly associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy when managing Largo 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 arise. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Hollstrom & Associates Inc and you form a great team.

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