You have a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Do you wonder what that means going
forward? Certainly, you are! The trajectory – researchers’ term
for the course of back pain – of the Vancouver back pain
experience is individual to each, but there are issues
that may help predict that course. Vancouver Disc Centers offers
some input on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to influence the path of back pain. Patients
who undergo chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (less than a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 30 days and 90 days of care.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered quicker. Most
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain improved. Both acute
and chronic back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
Another study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients documented
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients cared with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers
sees even better outcomes with our particular form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
A question arises: why halt chiropractic
care with pain relief? Researchers documented that
low back pain patients who experienced chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – experienced fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living contrasted
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Vancouver
chiropractic care on a regular basis seems beneficial.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some kinds of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to try participating
in higher volumes of moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was found to lower the odds of developing
severe low back pain over the following year. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers knows
none of us back pain sufferers wants to hear that,
but it is the finding of one study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Understand too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the risk
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let’s at
Vancouver Disc Centers find that with you, the spot that prevents
back pain and keeps you active as you want to be.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he illustrates the at-times great
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic
appointment now to control your back pain’s trajectory, to limit
the impact of back pain on your path forward.