Healthy News June 2021

Groton chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that prevents sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients visit Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office with all sorts of different issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your Groton chiropractor knows this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and assesses each patient to discover the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. Tests like the 6-minute walk test that measures the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite educational about musculoskeletal and cardiovascular 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) signify issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors know this and promote gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to prevent recurrent back pain that some low back disc degeneration sufferers endure. A recent study described that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were shown to move in a different way, more guardedly, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also suffered with higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a lower quality of life. (3) Your Groton chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their issues. Your chiropractor partners with each one throughout the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (physical, mental, and emotional aspects), so it doesn’t control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she helps a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

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

Groton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING 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 two hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped lessen pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable adjunct 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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