April 2022 Healthy News from Moses Chiropractic Words Describing Back Pain and Exercises to Strengthen the Multifidi Are Important

Your West Palm Beach chiropractor listens to every word used to describe the back pain experience to develop the proper, relieving treatment plan.

 
WORDS DESCRIBING PAIN ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

“Why do you ask me so many questions, doctor?”

Our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients are central to our practice. Moses Chiropractic wants to understand each of our patients and your pain experience well, treat you well, and ensure that you are satisfied with your care and outcome. That is why we have you to describe your pain to us, sometimes a few times and in several different ways! Words mean different things to different people: “discomfort” to one may mean “pain” to another while “stiffness” is “pain” or “discomfort” to a another. It’s true! Researchers studied just what these different words mean to patients. An example with regards to the description of “feeling”: pain was sharp/shooting, discomfort signified dull/tingling, stiffness signified tight/restricted. (1) It is important for us to know our patient’s experience with pain to better reach expectations and boost satisfaction with care. Patients who visited an integrated hospital for care of their musculoskeletal pain and depressive symptoms assessed their pain as 5/10 (10 being greatest pain) as well as indicated multiple pain locations (9 of 17 participants), low back pain (13 of 17), and neck pain (8 of 17). Those are quite common of reasons patients pursue chiropractic care! In this setting, because patients trusted their main physician, patients were satisfied with the collaboration among the various healthcare team members. Patients appreciated consistency in care from a single caregiving chiropractor. (2) Moses Chiropractic knows our patients value - and can expect - these same things from us: consistency, care, collaboration, and results!

Your West Palm Beach chiropractor listens to every word used to describe the back pain experience to develop the proper, relieving treatment plan. 

West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Strengthen Multifidus Muscles While Standing

Back pain. It is a simple description that may stem from a multitude of factors including the muscles of the spine, those seen and unseen. The multifidus muscles are such unseen muscles, deep, smaller muscles that run alongside the spine from the neck to the sacrum. These muscles aid movements like lateral (side) flexion and rotation of the spine when contracted. (3) Recently, researchers suggested that the multifidi may be a possible source of back pain since they are found to be stiffer in low back pain sufferers. Low back pain is associated with lumbodorsal musculature (which includes the multifidus muscle) fatigue. Standing back extension exercise fatigued the multifidus well enough which may prevent low back pain caused by muscle fatigue. (4) “Superman” (on-the-floor) exercises are well known. Standing back extension and “superman” exercises are newly reported as equally beneficial to strengthen these multifidus muscles. (5) That is great news! West Palm Beach back pain sufferers can do easy, standing exercises like this anywhere! The multifidus muscles benefit!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paula Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she explains the benefit of improving muscle strength and function as part of back pain treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Make your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment today. Your words will be heard. Your multifidus muscles will be directed in proper exercise to lessen and potentially avert back pain. Moses Chiropractic will ask you questions, and you are encouraged to ask Moses Chiropractic questions, also!

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