“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just won’t quit.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle McHenry
chiropractic service is often relieving, offering
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your McHenry chiropractor at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic witness
the relief of pain and return of function.
Some publish their results for everyone to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox®
Technic care. The patient reported having this pain for decades. In 4 weeks and 4 visits
of flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he detailed
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication usage,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That is a welcome outcome
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that described by
the veteran in this case report is very common and
can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in several
guidelines backed by such groups as the American Pain Society
and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central
sensitization – the effect of repetitive nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well stem from its influence on this sensitization.
(4) That’s a benefit chronic back pain
sufferers can tolerate.
SPINAL MANIPULATION BETTER FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN…REGARDLESS
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment
for chronic low back pain reported that spinal manipulation
produced similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior
to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, passing adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal
manipulation looked to be a good option for relief
of pain and improvement of function
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis specifically focused
on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be considered a positive
treatment for the older patient with chronic
low back pain to relieve pain
and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is rendered
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic studied extra in the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well know for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your McHenry chiropractic
appointment now. We do not want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
is here for you.