You experience a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Do you wonder what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ term
for the path of back pain – of the McHenry back pain
experience is unique to each, but there are factors
that may help forecast that course. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers
a few ideas on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to influence the path of back pain. Patients
undergoing chiropractic care for their chronic (over 3 months) and acute (under a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 1 and 3 months of care.
Particularly, acute back pain patients who reported having
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered faster. Most
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain improved. Both chronic and acute back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
A similar study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients recorded
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients cared with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
sees even better outcomes with our specific form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
A question arises: why halt chiropractic
care with pain relief? Researchers documented that
low back pain patients who underwent chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – had fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living compared
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More McHenry
chiropractic care on a regular basis seems beneficial.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some kinds of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to consider engaging
in more moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was shown to reduce the odds of extending
severe low back pain over the next year. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows
none of us back pain sufferers wants to hear that,
but it is the finding of a study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Know too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the risk
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let us at
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic find that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he illustrates the at-times great
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Make your McHenry chiropractic
appointment now to control your back pain’s trajectory, to lessen
the impact of back pain on your life forward.