CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION
A recent study presents the most
up-to-date recommendations on how to manage
and relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. The goal? Make care more consistent, encourage collaborative care
among various healthcare providers, and finally
improve patient outcomes. Johnson Chiropractic knows
our Richmond chiropractic patients would appreciate that! Plans
to manage musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck
pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (hip and knee) and
fibromyalgia – incorporated acupuncture, spinal
manipulation/mobilization, modalities (low level laser, electrical current), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive
therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management
as necessary. (1) These recommendations reiterate and enhance
prior such studies. One group of researchers offered
reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise,
myofascial therapy or usual medical care when beneficial
for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group reviewed
complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and stated
that good/moderate quality evidence supported the use of
spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back
pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-practiced chiropractic
skill while the other suggestions are all available
within the individualized Richmond chiropractic
treatment plan. Let’s work on your chronic musculoskeletal pain!
Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain
specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she shares
a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Richmond CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:
Richmond PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!
Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts!
Pain-reducing effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant capability
and its capacity to inhibit prostaglandins and
pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-reducing effect
holds promise and is safe according to all the latest
studies. (4) Ginger taken orally has been safely done in several
studies. One specific study shared
that osteoarthritis patients’ pain reduced significantly as did disability. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger,
holds such zesty promise!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Arrange your next Richmond
chiropractic appointment now with Johnson Chiropractic. Spinal
manipulation and ginger are two ways to help musculoskeletal, chronic
back pain sufferers find relief from that pain.