Healthy News September 2022

 Groton back pain patients’ recovery paths depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


An optimistic mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a valuable recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic combines them all! A study that tracked 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who maintained their pain relief and described an improved quality of life were also highly confident that they could still perform activities despite their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they would not get over reduced their recovery outcome. Understanding these issues, researchers and your Groton chiropractor know that realistic expectations must be reviewed 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 thoroughly 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 establishes 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 encouraging improvement. More good news arises 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 act together to keep you positive and confident and form a solid Groton 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.

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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! 


Look to Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A recent study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation impacted the body beyond hearing. They found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more prone to a greater risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a greater risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 72-hour period. This is often related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy in managing Groton back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and increased hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they arise. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office and you form a great team.

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