Healthy News June 2021

Minster chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that prevents sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients come to Minster Chiropractic Center with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your Minster chiropractor knows this and joins each back pain patient where s/he is and assesses each patient to find the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. Tests like the 6-minute walk test that evaluates the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be affected by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors know this and encourage gentle exercise for these back muscles as a component of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some low back disc degeneration patients endure. A recent study explained that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were shown to move in a different way, more guardedly, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3) Your Minster chiropractor embraces all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor partners with each one during the current back pain episode and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it does not control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she eases pain in a chronic back pain patient in the middle of a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a feeling of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Minster back pain may be helped by olfactory training which utilizes smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Minster CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING SCENTS TO LESSEN PAIN!

An interesting study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped decrease their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the study) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped lessen pain. The researchers hinted that it may help ease pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What a pleasant adjunct this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some pleasurable scents yourself!

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