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August 2020 Healthy News from Spengel Chiropractic: Pain Reducers: Spinal Manipulation and Ginger

McHenry chronic pain patients can rely on Spengel Chiropractic for pain relief with our chiropractic treatment plan that follows today’s research guidelines and includes spinal manipulation.

CHRONIC MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN CARE: SPINAL MANIPULATION

A recent study reports the latest recommendations on managing and relieving chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim? Make care more consistent, promote collaborative care among a variety of healthcare providers, and ultimately improve patient outcomes. Spengel Chiropractic is sure that our McHenry chiropractic patients would like that! Guidelines for musculoskeletal conditions - low back pain, neck pain, tension headache, osteoarthritis (knee and hip) and fibromyalgia – involved acupuncture, spinal manipulation/mobilization, modalities (electrical current, laser), exercise (yoga), mind-body practices (meditation and cognitive therapy), lifestyle changes (diet, no smoking), and referral for co-management as needed. (1) These recommendations reiterate and enhance prior such studies. One set of researchers offered reassurance, advice, education, spinal manipulation along with exercise, myofascial therapy or usual medical care when helpful for chronic low back pain. (2) Another research group studied complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions and reported that good/moderate quality evidence backed the use of spinal manipulation/mobilization, yoga, and acupuncture for chronic low back pain and neck pain. (3) Spinal manipulation is a well-honed chiropractic skill while the other recommendations are all accessible within the personalized McHenry chiropractic treatment plan. Let’s work on your chronic musculoskeletal pain!

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes a chronic back pain patient’s journey to pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

McHenry chronic pain and osteoarthritis pain patients will want to check out ginger for its many varied benefits not least of which is pain reduction.  

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McHenry PAIN REDUCER: GINGER!

Ginger adds zest to food and to pain-relieving efforts! Pain-reducing effects of ginger come from its anti-oxidant capability and its ability to stop prostaglandins and pain-related nociceptor activity. Ginger’s pain-reducing effect holds promise and is safe according to all the most recent studies. (4) Ginger swallowed orally has been safely done in several studies. One particular study shared that osteoarthritis patients’ pain dropped significantly and disability did as well. (5) Such a simple herb, ginger, holds such zesty promise!

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Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointment today with Spengel Chiropractic. Spinal manipulation and ginger are two ways to assist musculoskeletal, chronic back pain sufferers experience relief from that pain.

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