CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A recent study offers the latest recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal? Make care more consistent, promote collaborative care
among various healthcare providers, and ultimately
improve patient outcomes. Disc Centers Of America is sure that
our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients would appreciate that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (knee and hip) and
fibromyalgia – incorporated acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (electrical
current, laser), 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 group of researchers proposed
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or usual 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 backed using
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 accessible
within the individualized Buffalo, NY 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.
Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Buffalo, NY 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 reported
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Arrange your next Buffalo, NY
chiropractic appointment today with Disc Centers Of America. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers experience relief from that pain.