You experience a bout of back pain – first, second, tenth. Are you curious about what that means going forward? Certainly, you are! The trajectory – researchers’ term for the course of back pain – of the Augusta back pain experience is unique to each, but there are factors that may help foretell that course. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares a few ideas on the effect of lifestyle and chiropractic care.
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care logical to impact the path of back pain. Patients who undergo chiropractic care for their chronic (more than 3 months) and acute (under a month) low back pain who reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more likely to report improvement at 1 and 3 months of care. Particularly, acute back pain patients who reported having more severe pain and disability at the start of care recovered quicker. Most patients with lumbar radicular leg pain bettered. Both acute and chronic back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1) Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients reported that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients cared with chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic sees even better outcomes with our particular form of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
A question arises: why stop chiropractic care with pain relief? A study demonstrated that low back pain patients who have chiropractic maintenance care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – reported fewer days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living contrasted with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Augusta chiropractic care on a regular basis seems positive.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some kinds of more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain sufferer with a lifetime history of back pain may want to try participating in more moderate to vigorous physical activity since it was shown to reduce the odds of extending severe low back pain over the next year. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows none of us back pain sufferers wants to hear that, but it’s the finding of a study. More intense exercise was shown beneficial. Understand too that a sedentary lifestyle – work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the risk of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let’s at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic find that with you, the spot that inhibits back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the at-times great number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Augusta chiropractic appointment soon to control your back pain’s trajectory, to limit the impact of back pain on your path forward.