“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain that goes
on for more than 3 months that just won’t quit.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn invites frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Ashburn
chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, delivering
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn witness
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their outcomes for all to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient described dealing
with this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he stated
improvement in his condition, less pain medication usage,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That is a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role
Chronic low back pain like that explained by
the veteran in this case report is quite prevalent and
can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is endorsed
for the management of chronic low back in quite a few
guidelines supported by such groups as the American Pain Society
and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central
sensitization – the consequence of repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to play a role in chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well stem from its impact on this sensitization.
(4) That’s a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can tolerate.
SPINAL MANIPULATION BETTER FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN…REGARDLESS
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment
for chronic low back pain described that spinal manipulation
created similar effects to other recommended
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior
to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good alternative for relief
of pain and improvement of function
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis of specifically older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial
treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer to relieve pain
and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its care of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic
appointment now. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
is here to help.