Researchers keep studying spinal manipulation
to more fully describe its contributions to pain
relief for sufferers with back pain, related leg pain, and neurological symptoms
that disrupt quality of life. Spinal manipulation (SM) eases
back pain (acute, chronic), back-related leg pain, quality of life,
neurological symptoms, and disability for sufferers. That is a
sentence full of promise with supporting research behind its claims. Vancouver Disc Centers individualizes
a chiropractic treatment plan combining spinal manipulation oftentimes
the gentle type of Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression for
our Vancouver chiropractic patients after performing a thorough
examination. Vancouver pain relief is possible.
Spinal pain patients as well as patients with
neurological disorders like stroke have neurological symptoms that respond
to spinal manipulation. Experiencing neurological symptoms contributes
to worldwide disability statistics as well as
personal well-being and quality of life. A narrative review noted
that most studies reported the mechanism by which spinal
manipulation decreased spinal pain, may improve
strength in asymptomatic people, and reportedly impacted
spasticity, muscle stiffness, motor function, autonomic function, and balance challenges.
Of course, a call for more studies to solidify
these findings was issued. But the beneficial impact of spinal manipulation
on the quality of life for spine pain sufferers, those with balance issues, and
those with cerebral palsy were listed. (1) Such relief logically
influences back pain treatment guidelines with which your Vancouver
chiropractor confers to boost
your clinical back pain relief.
CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR BACK PAIN
Researchers hunt through the published
research papers to obtain the ones with reliability, coherence, etc.
A newer guideline for the treatment of low back pain concluded
that incorporating spinal manipulation in the care
of acute low back pain, chronic low back pain and chronic back-related leg pain
was effective as part of a multimodal approach.
Advice, reassurance, education, self-management, usual medical care, home
exercises, etc., were reported as helpful
to improve pain and disability. (2)
Guidelines like this for back pain must be based on research that describes
how relief is produced.
SPINAL MANIPULATION RELIEF FOR BACK PAIN
A present study proposes that how chronic low back
pain patients respond to SM comes from centralization which can be tested
using questionnaires, pressure pain threshold tests,
inflammatory cytokine tests, and patient expectations of relief. The researchers
anticipate being able to predict patient
response. (3) Before this study, a narrative review noted
that spinal manipulation in part deterred neck pain and back
pain via spinal cord mechanisms of pain relief and queried the role of
peripheral mechanisms regulating inflammatory responses. (4) Both studies incorporated
placebo comparison but also noted that placebo and controls in
a spinal manipulation study are tough to mask
treatment versus no-treatment because of the hands-on nature
of the treatment. An improved control/placebo could help clarify
the contribution of the effects of SM on
THE CHALLENGE OF PLACEBO
Back pain patients do not often question their
pain relief. They don’t often ask “Was it this?” or “Was it that?” that finally
got them feeling better, but
researchers know that the placebo effect may well be influential
based on patient expectations and conditioning. Researchers are now checking
to see whether conditioning can enhance patient
outcomes by sharing the positive expectations of spinal
manipulation treatment. (5) What do you think? Vancouver Disc Centers knows our chiropractic
patients can feel better knowing that their care is well-researched
and supported by clinical trials that documented positive clinical
outcomes for back pain relief.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the
relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient
with back-related-leg pain.
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic
appointment today. Vancouver Disc Centers hopes that you don’t let your quality of life suffer because
of your back pain, related leg pain and or neurological sypmatomatology.
Trust Vancouver Disc Centers to fully examine your spine and establish
a relieving treatment plan for its care.