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Healthy News September 2022

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


A positive mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a beneficial recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic mixes them all! A study that tracked 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who maintained their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still perform activities regardless of their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they would not get over decreased their recovery outcome. Understanding these issues, researchers and your Richmond 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 affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be managed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we advance 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 sets 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 positive improvement. Additional good news comes from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that noted how many issues are modifiable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we work together to maintain your positivity and confidence and create a solid Richmond 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 spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Johnson Chiropractic 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! 


Consider 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 impacted the body beyond hearing. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more prone to a increased risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study reported that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 72-hour period. This is often associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, medicated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We realize inflammation is an enemy in managing Richmond back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they develop. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Johnson Chiropractic and you make a great team.

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