Healthy News June 2021

Sandy Springs chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients visit Cross Chiropractic Center with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor understands this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to find the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that evaluates the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite educational about musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be influenced by back pain. (1) Back muscles that weaken and turn fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) signify issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is likely.) (2) Chiropractors understand this and promote gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some low back disc degeneration patients experience. A new study explained that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were found to move in a different way, more carefully, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability along with a reduced quality of life. (3) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor teams up with with each one throughout the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental aspects), so it doesn’t control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she eases pain in a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Sandy Springs back pain may be helped by olfactory training which uses smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SNIFFING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An interesting study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped decrease their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every two hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped lessen pain. The researchers suggested that it may help lessen pain chronification and quite possibly control general pain via desensitization. (4) What a pleasant addition this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try smelling some good scents yourself!

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