Healthy News September 2022

 Sandy Springs back pain patients’ roads to recovery depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.

YOUR INFLUENCE ON BACK PAIN RELIEF IS STRONG

An upbeat mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a valuable recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic mingles them all! A study that followed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who continued with their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still perform activities despite their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they would not get over lessened their recovery outcome. Knowing these issues, researchers and your Sandy Springs chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be discussed and understood for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like difficult sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may come into play for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen thoroughly 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 share 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 constructive improvement. More good news emanates from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that mentioned how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we act together to keep you positive and confident and create a robust Sandy Springs 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.

Cross Chiropractic Center 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! 

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

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

A new study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond hearing. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media who had a history of hearing loss are more prone to a higher risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study reported that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly associated with a greater risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 3 day period. This is often related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy in managing Sandy Springs back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and increased hip fracture risk, too! Pay attention to hearing issues and inflammation as they arise. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Cross Chiropractic Center and you make a great team.

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