CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A recent study presents the most
up-to-date recommendations on how to manage
and relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Make care more consistent, promote collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and ultimately
improve patient results. Minster Chiropractic Center is sure that
our Minster chiropractic patients would appreciate that! Plans
to manage musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (knee and hip) and
fibromyalgia – involved acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (low level laser, electrical current), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive
therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management
as necessary. (1) These recommendations echo and improve
prior such studies. One group of researchers offered
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or normal medical care when helpful
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group studied
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and stated
that good/moderate quality evidence backed the use of
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-practiced chiropractic
skill while the other recommendations are all available
within the personalized Minster chiropractic
treatment plan. Let’s work on your chronic musculoskeletal pain!
Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain
specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Minster CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Minster PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-reducing effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant capability
and its ability to inhibit prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-lowering effect
holds promise and is safe according to all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in many
studies. One specific study shared
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain reduced significantly and
disability did as well. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Arrange your next Minster
chiropractic appointment today with Minster Chiropractic Center. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers experience relief from that pain.