THE ‘SUPERMARKET’ OF BACK PAIN CARE OPTIONS: How to Choose?
“Supermarkets” are great for food shopping but not necessarily for finding relief of Nashua back pain, understanding the basis of back pain, nor waking up each day and functioning with hope. A new back pain sufferer may well get lost in today’s “supermarket” of healthcare choices. Researchers described this comparison of back pain care options to goods on shelves in a supermarket as they witnessed this at their meetings where the latest in back pain care approaches were touted next to each other with each approach’s supporters sharing their procedures (some with solid, accurately presented research evidence, some without). (1) It is no wonder that back pain sufferers – who are not alone with a lifetime likelihood of low back pain for all of us being 85% (2) – are dazed and unable to make a choice. That’s where our teamwork is useful. You share your expectations. Moriarty Chiropractic will share the best evidence in creating a treatment plan to help you recover. Researchers studied patient preferences and goals for non-surgical treatment of chronic low back pain and reported that these are important to patient outcomes. (3) YOUR goals of care are key: Do you want to walk further? Sleep better? Understand your pain more thoroughly? YOUR preferences for care are important: Do you feel spinal manipulation is for you? Or supervised rehab? Or psychotherapy?? Supervised therapy? Talk to a therapist?]33] As your Nashua chiropractor, I want to hear what you want. They will direct your care and enhance your clinical outcomes. We know that conservative care for 4 to 6 weeks is recommended (in the absence of progressive neurological deficits and/or cauda equina syndrome) before imaging. (4) We also recognize that spinal manipulation is one of the top conservative advocated treatments. (5) When you are experiencing back pain, let us be your personal shopper, finding you the approach of chiropractic services to help you best!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes both The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the healthcare path for back pain relief that is often confusing and non-congruent with current suggestions for the non-surgical, conservative care of back pain.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Consider Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric
Turmeric (curcuma longa L.) is a plant well-recognized for its anti-inflammatory aspects due to its polyphenolic curcuminoids. In a scoping review of published papers, researchers concluded that current evidence is great that suggests clinical benefit from supplementing turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits, especially in inflammation-linked diseases like obesity-related metabolic disorders or musculoskeletal disorders (like back and neck pain). (6) Researchers always call for more research to conclusively recommend dosages and formulations. In the meantime, we can chat about how adding turmeric to your nutrition plan may enhance your pain relief and healing.
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