Researchers continually study spinal manipulation to more fully describe its contributions to pain relief for sufferers with back pain, related leg pain, and neurological symptoms that interfere with quality of life. Spinal manipulation (SM) eases back pain (acute, chronic), back-related leg pain, quality of life, neurological symptoms, and disability for sufferers. That is a sentence full of promise which has research support behind its claims. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic individualizes a chiropractic treatment plan incorporating spinal manipulation mantimes the gentle form of Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression for our Augusta chiropractic patients after performing a detailed examination. Augusta pain relief is imaginable.
Spinal pain patients as well as patients experiencing neurological disorders like stroke have neurological symptoms that react to spinal manipulation. Suffering with neurological symptoms contributes to worldwide disability statistics and personal well-being and quality of life. A narrative review noted that most studies described how spinal manipulation decreased spinal pain, may improve strength in asymptomatic people, and reportedly impacted spasticity, muscle stiffness, motor function, autonomic function, and balance issues. Of course, a call for more studies to support these findings was issued. But the beneficial impact of spinal manipulation on the quality of life for spine pain sufferers, those with balance issues, and those with cerebral palsy were described. (1) Such relief reasonably influences back pain treatment guidelines that your Augusta chiropractor consults to boost your clinical back pain relief.
CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR BACK PAIN
Researchers search the published research papers to obtain the ones with reliability, coherence, etc. A newer guideline for the treatment of low back pain resolved that incorporating spinal manipulation in the care of acute low back pain, chronic low back pain and chronic back-related leg pain was successful as part of a multimodal approach. Advice, reassurance, education, self-management, usual medical care, home exercises, etc., were reported as helpful in enhancing relief of pain and disability. (2) Guidelines like this for back pain must be based on research that explains how relief is created.
SPINAL MANIPULATION RELIEF FOR BACK PAIN
A present study proposes that how chronic low back pain patients respond to SM comes from centralization which can be assessed via questionnaires, pressure pain threshold tests, inflammatory cytokine tests, and patient expectations of relief. The researchers anticipate being able to forecast patient response. (3) Prior to this study, a narrative review described that spinal manipulation in part inhibited neck pain and back pain via spinal cord mechanisms of pain relief and queried the role of peripheral mechanisms regulating inflammatory responses. (4) Both studies incorporated placebo comparison but also documented that placebo and controls in a spinal manipulation study are difficult to mask treatment versus no-treatment due to the hands-on nature of the treatment. An improved control/placebo could help define the contribution of the effects of SM on pain relief.
THE CHALLENGE OF PLACEBO
Back pain patients do not often question their pain relief. They don’t often ask “Was it this?” or “Was it that?” that finally sealed the deal on getting them out of pain, but researchers know that the placebo effect may well play a role based on patient expectations and conditioning. Researchers are now checking to see whether conditioning can enhance patient outcomes by emphasizing the positive expectations of spinal manipulation treatment. (5) What do you think? Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows our chiropractic patients can feel better knowing that their care is well-researched and supported by clinical trials that documented positive clinical outcomes for back pain relief.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with back pain and sciatica.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment today. Do not let your quality of life deteriorate because of your back pain, related leg pain and or neurological sypmatomatology. Trust Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic to fully examine your spine and set a relieving treatment plan for its care.