“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain that lasts over 3 months that just will not quit.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc invites frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Largo
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, bringing
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 coping with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally documented relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. The patient reported experiencing this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he stated
improvement in his condition, reduced pain medication use,
and enhanced 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 described by
the veteran in this case report is quite common and
can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is endorsed
for the management of chronic low back in many
guidelines supported 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 effect 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 impact on this sensitization.
(4) That’s 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 described that spinal manipulation
generated 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, passing adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good option for pain relief and function improvement
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis of specifically older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain as well as more routine spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Largo chiropractic
appointment now. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Hollstrom & Associates Inc
is here to help.