Healthy News June 2021

West Palm Beach chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients come to Moses Chiropractic with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor understands this and joins each back pain patient where s/he is and assesses each patient to find the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that measures the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite educational about musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be affected by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is likely.) (2) Chiropractors get this and encourage gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to prevent recurrent back pain that a few low back disc degeneration sufferers experience. A new study described that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were shown to move differently, more carefully, likely to evade pain. Recurrent back pain patients also suffered with higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor embraces all back pain sufferers with all their issues. Your chiropractor partners with each one throughout the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (physical, mental, and emotional features), so it does not control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she helps a chronic back pain patient in the middle of a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a feeling of control over back pain to minimize recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic West Palm Beach back pain may be helped by olfactory training which utilizes smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

West Palm Beach CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An appealing study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped decrease their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped ease pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable addition this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some good scents yourself!

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