CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A new study offers the latest recommendations on how to manage
and relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal? Get care to
be more consistent, encourage collaborative care
among a variety of healthcare providers, and ultimately
improve patient outcomes. Vancouver Disc Centers knows
our Vancouver chiropractic patients would like that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (hip and knee) and
fibromyalgia – involved acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (low level laser, electrical current), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive
therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management
as necessary. (1) These recommendations reiterate and enhance
prior such studies. One group of researchers proposed
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 reported
that good/moderate quality evidence backed using
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 recommendations are all accessible
within the personalized Vancouver 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.
Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Vancouver 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-reducing effect
holds promise and is safe by all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in many
studies. One specific study shared
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain reduced significantly and
disability did as well. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Schedule your next Vancouver
chiropractic appointment today with Vancouver Disc Centers. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers get relief from that pain.