CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A recent study presents the most
up-to-date recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal? Make care more consistent, encourage collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and ultimately
improve patient results. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is sure that
our Eugene chiropractic patients would like that! Plans
to manage musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (knee and hip) and
fibromyalgia – incorporated 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 needed. (1) These recommendations reiterate and enhance
prior such studies. One set of researchers suggested
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 reviewed
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and reported
that good/moderate quality evidence supported the use of
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-honed chiropractic
skill while the other recommendations are all accessible
within the individualized Eugene 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 shares
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Eugene CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Eugene PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-lowering effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant potential
and its capacity to stop prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-lowering effect
holds promise and is safe by all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger swallowed orally has been safely done in many
studies. One particular study shared
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain reduced significantly and
disability did as well. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Arrange your next Eugene
chiropractic appointment now with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to help musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers experience relief from that pain.