Healthy News September 2022

 Buffalo, NY back pain patients’ recovery paths depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.

YOUR INFLUENCE ON BACK PAIN RELIEF IS STRONG

An upbeat mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a beneficial mix for spine pain relief. Chiropractic blends them all! A study that tracked 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who maintained their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still participate in activities despite their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they’d not get over decreased their recovery outcome. Knowing these factors, researchers and your Buffalo, NY chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be discussed and understood for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like difficult sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may come into play for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen thoroughly to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and share the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is constructive improvement. Additional good news arises from a scoping review of papers regarding spine-pain related factors that took note of how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we act together to keep you positive and confident and create a robust Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents what realistic expectations are for back pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

The Novelli Wellness Center recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 

Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

Look to Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A new study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation impacted the body beyond its ability to hear. They found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a increased risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study reported that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a greater risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 3 day period. This is often related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy in managing Buffalo, NY back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they occur. We are here to help with chiropractic services! The Novelli Wellness Center and you make a great team.

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