CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A recent study reports the latest recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal? Get care to
be more consistent, encourage collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient outcomes. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows
our Ashburn chiropractic patients would like that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (hip and knee) and
fibromyalgia – incorporated 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 reiterate and improve
prior such studies. One set of researchers proposed
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or usual medical care when beneficial
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group reviewed
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and reported
that good/moderate quality evidence backed the use of
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-honed chiropractic
skill while the other suggestions are all available
within the individualized Ashburn 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 shares
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Ashburn PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-lowering effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant potential
and its capacity to inhibit prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-lowering effect
holds promise and is safe by all the most recent
studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in several
studies. One specific study explained
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Schedule your next Ashburn
chiropractic appointment today with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers experience relief from that pain.