“Chronic” – not a term associated
with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not quit.
Back And Neck Care Center welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Severna Park
chiropractic service is often relieving, delivering
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your Severna Park chiropractor at Back And Neck Care Center witness
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their results for all to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally described relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient reported experiencing this pain for decades. In 4 weeks and 4 visits
of flexion distraction treatment together
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he described
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication usage,
and better mobility. (1) That’s a welcome outcome
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that explained by
the veteran in this case report is very prevalent and
can be very distressing. Spinal manipulation is recommended
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 effect of repeated nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well stem from its impact on this sensitization.
(4) That is an advantage chronic back pain
sufferers can live with.
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 care
for chronic low back pain stated that spinal manipulation
generated similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than 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 appeared to be a good alternative for relief
of pain and improvement of function
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis specifically focused
on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same deductions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be considered a positive
treatment for the older patient with chronic
low back pain for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Back And Neck Care Center studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well know for its care of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain as well as more usual spinal
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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.
Make your Severna Park chiropractic
appointment today. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Back And Neck Care Center
is here for you.