Healthy News June 2021

Lynchburg 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 Palmer Chiropractic Center with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have better muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your Lynchburg 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 a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. Tests 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 cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be affected by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons do not like this as a inferior surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors know this and promote gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some lumbar disc degeneration sufferers experience. A recent study explained that those who tend to experience recurrent back pain were found to move differently, more guardedly, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3) Your Lynchburg chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor partners with each one during the current back pain episode and beyond to control the back pain (physical, mental, and emotional features), so it does not 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 in the middle of a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a feeling of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Lynchburg back pain may be helped by olfactory training which utilizes smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Lynchburg CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SNIFFING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An interesting study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped ease pain. The researchers suggested that it may help ease 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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