The Sandy Springs Back and Neck Pain Relief Wave

For many, ocean waves are calming. For Sandy Springs back pain and neck pain patients, feeling the wave of relief from pain can be the same if they understand it. For those who do not get that pain waxes and wanes while healing, the wave of healing can be saddening. Cross Chiropractic Center helps our patients appreciate the wave of healing, know the research behind our relieving treatment plan, and celebrate the pain relief they experience.

DESCRIBING AND RATING PAIN

Since back and neck pain experiences are complete with fluctuations of symptoms as they get better, researchers tried to come up with a method to classify neck pain patients and their pain patterns by studying 1208 neck pain patients. They came up with 16 subgroups! Wow. The biggest subgroup was “mild persistent fluctuating” with 25% of the patients in it reporting pain as a 3.4 out of 10 (0 no pain). The “moderate episodic” group had 24% with a pain rating of 2.7. “Persistent fluctuating” pain patients were those disturbed more by pain than the others. (1) Instead of just describing and rating pain, researchers had patients portray their pain using a visual picture scale about their pain intensity and symptomatology over a year. The patient responses were very similar in explaining the pain intensity but not so much for the symptoms and their characteristics. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center observes that everybody senses pain in slightly different ways and that they find certain sorts of pain more annoying than others do. All of our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients are distinctive!

THE HEALING “WAVE”

For 12 months, another study tracked 1124 neck pain patients who saw a chiropractor. Neck pain patients having “persistent pain” – 75% to 63% over the year - and very minor pain remained relatively stable. Those who had “episodic pain” – 21% to 24% over the year – shifted more in their pain patterns. (3) This is why we inform our back and neck pain patients that recovery is more like a wave than a straight line. While healing, pain ebbs and flows. Going away more than it comes is a positive signal of healing and pain relief. Cross Chiropractic Center reminds our Sandy Springs neck pain and back pain patients to not be discouraged along the way. We will get there together!

CHIROPRACTIC IN MANAGING BACK AND NECK PAIN PATTERNS

Research such as explained here about the patterns of neck pain and back pain sufferers emphasizes the on-going need for them to have team members like their chiropractors along with general practitioners to handle it, understand it, and care for it. A researcher explained how a patient who had spinal surgery 30 years ago now had neck pain and cervical arm pain due to adjacent segment disease a condition often seen in spinal discs above and below a spinal level that underwent back surgery - was treated with cervical manipulation, flexion distraction decompression (Cox®), soft-tissue mobilization, and therapeutic ultrasound for resolution of pain. (4) Again, pain relief is seldom sudden, but rather slow and steady with treatment, coming/going pain intensity, patience, and appreciation for the relief gotten be it 50%, 70% or 90% as explained by the 50% Rule of Cox® Technic.

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. John Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares patient cases that were difficultcomplex and yet attained relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management with time.

Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. Together, we will aim for the calming wave of healing and celebrate the pain relief.

Cross Chiropractic Center rides the wave of healing pain relief with our neck pain and back pain patients.  

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