Back pain patients come to Moriarty Chiropractic with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have better muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your Nashua chiropractor
knows this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to discover the difference(s) that make all the difference when designing a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. Tests like the 6-minute walk test that measures 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 triggered 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 possible.) (2)
Chiropractors get this and promote gentle exercise
for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some lumbar disc degeneration sufferers experience. A recent study explained that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were found to move in a different way, more carefully, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability along with a lower quality of life. (3)
Your Nashua chiropractor embraces all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor partners with each one during 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.
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
SMELLING SCENTS TO LESSEN PAIN!
An appealing 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 lessen pain. The researchers hinted that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite possibly control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable addition 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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