Researchers continually study spinal manipulation
to more fully describe its contributions to pain
relief for sufferers with back pain, related leg pain, and neurological symptoms
that disrupt quality of life. Spinal manipulation (SM) eases
back pain (acute, chronic), back-related leg pain, quality of life,
neurological symptoms, and disability for sufferers. That is a
sentence full of promise with supporting research behind its claims. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic personalizes
a chiropractic treatment plan incorporating spinal manipulation oftentimes
the gentle form of Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression for
our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients after doing a thorough
examination. Fort Wayne pain relief is imaginable.
Spinal pain patients as well as patients with
neurological disorders like stroke have neurological symptoms that respond
to spinal manipulation. Experiencing neurological symptoms contributes
to worldwide disability statistics and
personal well-being and quality of life. A narrative review noted
that most studies described the mechanism by which spinal
manipulation reduced spinal pain, may improve
strength in asymptomatic people, and reportedly impacted
spasticity, muscle stiffness, motor function, autonomic function, and balance challenges.
Of course, a call for more studies to support
these findings was issued. But the beneficial impact of spinal manipulation
on the quality of life for spine pain sufferers, those with balance issues, and
those with cerebral palsy were noted. (1) Such relief reasonably
influences back pain treatment guidelines that your Fort Wayne chiropractor consults to optimize
your clinical back pain relief.
CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR BACK PAIN
Researchers search the published
research papers to obtain the ones with reliability, coherence, etc.
A newer guideline for the treatment of low back pain concluded
that incorporating spinal manipulation in the treatment plan
of acute low back pain, chronic low back pain and chronic back-related leg pain
was valuable as part of a multimodal approach.
Advice, reassurance, education, self-management, usual medical care, home
exercises, etc., were reported as helpful
in enhancing relief of pain and disability. (2)
Guidelines like this for back pain must be based on research that describes
how relief is produced.
SPINAL MANIPULATION RELIEF FOR BACK PAIN
A current study intends to see whether
chronic low back pain patients’ response to SM comes from mechanisms
of centralization (central sensitization) that can be assessed
utilizing questionnaires, pressure pain threshold tests,
inflammatory cytokine tests, and patient expectations of relief. The researchers
expect to be able to predict patient
response. (3) Before this study, a narrative review described
that spinal manipulation in part inhibited neck pain and back
pain via spinal cord mechanisms of pain relief and queried the role of
peripheral mechanisms regulating inflammatory responses. (4) Both studies incorporated
placebo comparison but also documented that placebo and controls in
a spinal manipulation study are difficult to mask
treatment versus no-treatment due to the hands-on character
of the treatment. An improved control/placebo could help clarify
the contribution of the effects of SM on
THE CHALLENGE OF PLACEBO
Back pain patients don’t often question their
pain relief. They don’t often ask “Was it this?” or “Was it that?” that finally
got them feeling better, but
researchers know that the placebo effect may well be influential
based on patient expectations and conditioning. Researchers are now checking
to see whether conditioning can heighten patient
outcomes by emphasizing the positive expectations of spinal
manipulation treatment. (5) What do you think? Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows our chiropractic
patients can feel better knowing that their care is well-researched
and supported by clinical trials that documented positive clinical
outcomes for back pain relief.
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient
with back-related-leg pain.
Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic
appointment soon. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic hopes that you don’t let your quality of life suffer due to your back pain, related leg pain and or neurological sypmatomatology.
Trust Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to thoroughly examine your spine and establish
a relieving treatment plan for its care.