Researchers continually study spinal manipulation
to more fully explain how it contributes to pain
relief for sufferers with back pain, related leg pain, and neurological symptoms
that interfere with quality of life. Spinal manipulation (SM) eases
back pain (acute, chronic), back-related leg pain, quality of life,
neurological symptoms, and disability for sufferers. That’s a
sentence full of promise with supporting research behind its claims. Hollstrom & Associates Inc individualizes
a chiropractic treatment plan incorporating spinal manipulation oftentimes
the gentle form of Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression for
our Largo chiropractic patients after doing a detailed
examination. Largo pain relief is possible.
Spinal pain patients as well as patients experiencing
neurological disorders like stroke have neurological symptoms that react
to spinal manipulation. Experiencing neurological symptoms adds to worldwide disability statistics as well as
personal well-being and quality of life. A narrative review noted
that most studies reported how spinal
manipulation reduced spinal pain, may improve
strength in asymptomatic people, and reportedly altered
spasticity, muscle stiffness, motor function, autonomic function, and balance problems.
Of course, an invitation for more studies to support
these findings was issued. But the beneficial impact of spinal manipulation
on the quality of life for spine pain sufferers, those with balance issues, and
those with cerebral palsy were noted. (1) Such relief logically
influences back pain treatment guidelines with which your Largo
chiropractor confers to boost
your clinical back pain relief.
CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR BACK PAIN
Researchers scour the published
research papers to find the ones with reliability, coherence, etc.
A newer guideline for the treatment of low back pain resolved
that incorporating spinal manipulation in the treatment plan
of acute low back pain, chronic low back pain and chronic back-related leg pain
was effective as part of a multimodal approach.
Advice, reassurance, education, self-management, usual medical care, home
exercises, etc., were listed as beneficial
in improving pain and disability. (2)
Guidelines like this for back pain must be based on research that explains
how relief is produced.
SPINAL MANIPULATION RELIEF FOR BACK PAIN
A current study proposes that how chronic low back
pain patients respond to SM stems from centralization which can be analyzed
via questionnaires, pressure pain threshold tests,
inflammatory cytokine tests, and patient expectations of relief. The researchers
anticipate being able to predict patient
response. (3) Prior to this study, a narrative review described
that spinal manipulation in part deterred neck pain and back
pain via spinal cord mechanisms of pain relief and queried the role of
peripheral mechanisms regulating inflammatory responses. (4) Both studies incorporated
placebo comparison but also noted that placebo and controls in
a spinal manipulation study are difficult to disguise
treatment versus no-treatment because of the hands-on nature
of the treatment. An improved control/placebo could help define
the contribution of the effects of SM on
THE CHALLENGE OF PLACEBO
Back pain patients do not often question their
pain relief. They don’t often ask “Was it this?” or “Was it that?” that finally
sealed the deal on getting them out of pain, but
researchers know that the placebo effect may well play a role
based on patient expectations and conditioning. Researchers are now checking
to see whether conditioning can heighten patient
outcomes by sharing the positive expectations of spinal
manipulation treatment. (5) What do you think? Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows our chiropractic
patients can feel better understanding that their care is well-researched
and supported by clinical trials that documented positive clinical
outcomes for back pain relief.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the
relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient
with back-related-leg pain.
Schedule your Largo chiropractic
appointment today. Don’t let your quality of life deteriorate due to your back pain, related leg pain and or neurological sypmatomatology.
Trust Hollstrom & Associates Inc to fully examine your spine and establish
a relieving treatment plan for its care.