THE ‘SUPERMARKET’ OF BACK PAIN CARE OPTIONS: How to Choose?
“Supermarkets” are amazing for gathering
food but not so much so for attaining
relief of McHenry back pain, understanding the basis of back pain, nor waking up each day and
functioning with hope. A new back pain sufferer may well get lost
in this “supermarket” of healthcare options. Researchers
came up with this comparison of back pain care options
to goods on shelves in a supermarket as they witnessed this at their
meetings where the latest in back pain care options were excitedly
presented next to each other with each approach’s supporters telling
about their experience (some
with solid, accurately presented research evidence, some without). (1) It is
no wonder that back pain sufferers – who are not alone with a lifetime
likelihood of low back pain for all of us being 85% (2) – are dazed and
unable to make a choice. This is where our
teamwork is useful. You share your
expectations. We will share the best
evidence in creating a treatment plan to help you recover.
Researchers studied patient preferences and goals for
non-surgical treatment of chronic low back pain and reported
that these are critical to patient outcomes. (3) YOUR goals
of care are key: Do you want to walk more? Sleep
better? Understand your pain better? YOUR preferences for
care are key: Do you feel
spinal manipulation is for you? Or supervised rehab? Or psychotherapy?? Supervised therapy? Talk to a therapist?]33] As your McHenry
chiropractor, I want to know what you want. They
will direct your care and enhance your clinical outcomes. We understand
that conservative care for 4 to 6 weeks is recommended (in the absence of
progressive neurological deficits and/or cauda equina syndrome) before
imaging. (4) We also know that spinal manipulation is one of
the top conservative recommended treatments. (5) When you are experiencing back pain, let us be your personal shopper, finding you the approach of chiropractic services to help you best!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes both The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as well as the
healthcare path for back pain relief that is often perplexing
and non-congruent with current suggestions for the
non-surgical, conservative care of back pain.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Consider Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric
Turmeric (curcuma longa L.) is a plant well-known
for its anti-inflammatory properties due to its polyphenolic curcuminoids.
In a scoping review of published papers, researchers concluded
that current evidence is great that suggests clinical benefit from taking
turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits, especially in
inflammation-associated diseases like obesity-related metabolic
disorders or musculoskeletal disorders (like back and neck pain). (6)
Researchers always want more research to conclusively
recommend dosages and formulations. In the meantime, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
and you can have a conversation about how turmeric’s addition to your nutrition plan may positively
influence your pain relief and healing.
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