CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A recent study reports the most up-to-date recommendations on how to manage and relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Make care more consistent, promote collaborative care among various healthcare providers, and finally improve patient results. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is sure that our Augusta chiropractic patients would like that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (hip and knee) and fibromyalgia – included acupuncture, spinal manipulation/mobilization, modalities (electrical current, laser), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management as needed. (1) These recommendations echo and enhance prior such studies. One group of researchers offered reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise, myofascial therapy or normal medical care when beneficial for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group studied complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and stated that good/moderate quality evidence supported using spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-practiced chiropractic skill while the other suggestions are all available within the personalized Augusta chiropractic treatment plan. Let’s work on your chronic musculoskeletal pain!
Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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Augusta PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts! Pain-lowering effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant capability and its ability to inhibit prostaglandins and pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-lowering effect holds promise and is safe according to all the latest studies. (4) Ginger swallowed orally has been safely done in several studies. One particular study reported that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger, holds such zesty promise!
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Arrange your next Augusta chiropractic appointment today with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Spinal manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic back pain sufferers get relief from that pain.