December 2022 Healthy News from Disc Centers Of America Chiropractic Hands-on Care to Decrease Disc Pressures Among Other Benefits

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BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC HANDS-ON TREATMENT

What type of care do you think of when asked about chiropractic? Hands-on, right? Chiropractors see themselves as hands-on practitioners. They also feel their patients look for hands-on care. In recent years, they were challenged to use remote consultations as a concern was that these don’t allow for physical examination that would lead to as conclusive and well-informed diagnosis and treatment plan as they would like. (1) Recent analyses like one named “Can You Be a Manual Therapist Without Using Your Hands?” wrote that telehealth has a place in assisting chronic musculoskeletal pain (back pain, neck pain, etc.) patients with improvement to pain and function via guidance on exercise, etc.. Some other positives were convenience, flexibility, undivided attention, self-management, exercise guidance, pain education, etc. (2) And yet chiropractic hands-on care is at the center of chiropractic. Three distinctly hands-on professions - chiropractic, osteopathy, and physiotherapy – grapple with placebo and nocebo effects in their care delivery. In the past, the placebo effect was often ascribed for positive treatment outcomes with these hands-on approaches. Today, it is increasingly seen for its beneficial contribution to relief. The nocebo effect was described as a potential negative effect on outcomes due to things like a patients’ past experiences, concepts, expectations, and even a healthcare professional’s interaction with the patient. (3) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor works to boost any possible placebo effect and downplay any possible nocebo effect to support you with the best possible pain-relieving clinical outcome with our hands-on treatment that we both most likely see as the chiropractic forte!

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TIP OF THE MONTH:  Reduce the (Disc) Pressure!

This advice can apply to blood pressure, holiday season expectation pressure, peer pressure! In the chiropractic world, we chiropractors desire to reduce intradiscal disc pressures when they are raised resulting in low back pain, neck pain, radicular arm pain and sciatic leg pain. The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management utilizes protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression (CTFDD) spinal manipulation to reduce intradiscal pressures. In a recently published paper, researchers recorded significantly decrased intradiscal pressures at all studied lumbar disc levels proposing that CTFDD may be able to pull a protruded nucleus pulposus to the disc’s center and allow better flow of nutrients into the disc. (4) We may not be able to reduce all of life’s pressures, but we can at least reduce one! Bring your painful spine to us. Reducing spinal disc pressures may even help you cope better with other life pressures a little more easily, too.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of CTFDD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the importance of disc nutrition in controlling spine pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Happy Holidays!

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