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Healthy News September 2022

 Vancouver back pain patients’ recovery paths depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


An upbeat mindset, sound self-care, and pain-lessening treatment is a beneficial mix for spine pain relief. Chiropractic mingles them all! A study that observed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who continued with their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly confident that they could still participate in activities despite their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they would not get over reduced their recovery outcome. Understanding these issues, researchers and your Vancouver chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be discussed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like poor sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to manage issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and disclose the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is encouraging improvement. Additional good news arises from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that took note of how many issues are modifiable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That is where we act together to keep you positive and confident and form a solid Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes what realistic expectations are for back pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Vancouver Disc Centers recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Consider Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A new study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation impacted the body beyond hearing. They found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a higher risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly associated with a greater risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 3 day period. This is commonly associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, medicated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy in managing Vancouver back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they arise. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Vancouver Disc Centers and you form a great team.

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