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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic Shares Your 2024 Goal of Relief of Back Pain

A new year. A new goal. We all aim for something new in a new year. For McHenry back pain patients, less back pain is a logical goal with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic by your side. Back pain sufferers may feel alone, but they aren’t, and research continues to produce and share hopeful reports of what works so that both the back pain sufferer and the chiropractor - and other involved healthcare providers – deliver the optimal attention for the optimal outcome: less back pain. Start 2024 off right with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic’s assistance for back pain relief! We have lots of effective chiropractic services


Suggestions and recommendations run the gamut. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic hears about them all the time. Everyone from friends, family members, researchers, doctors, etc., have ideas and stories. In light of the wide range of back pain care recommendations, researchers propose that the standardization of back pain care - exercise, spinal manipulation and opioid prescriptions – that may benefit back pain sufferers most favorably. (1) We concur. We study the research and mix it with our experience when developing a personalized treatment plan for our back pain patients. With the predicted growth of low back pain through 2050 – from 619 million people around the world to more than 800 million (2) – effective, research-documented, non-drug, non-surgical choices for back pain are welcome, particularly ones that are tested and verified as being beneficial.  A new paper was just published regarding the care for one type of back pain - continued back pain after back surgery also called failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) - that often develops into continued or increased opioid pain medication use.  The study found that FBSS patients treated with Cox® Flexion Distraction Decompression Manipulation reported decreased or discontinued use of opioids during an initial 3-month course of treatment. (3) That’s an encouraging outcome of a treatment approach to incorporate into the standardized back pain treatment recommendations!


So what can our McHenry chiropractic patients do to control their back pain and its effect on their lives? Sleep. Keep active. Get to their appointments for spinal manipulation. Feedback from 2333 back pain sufferers noted that additional sleep, less sedentariness, and more moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity was beneficial. The authors described an example of how swapping 30 minutes of sedentary behavior for 30 minutes of sleep decreased low back pain frequency odds by 5% and pain intensity by 2%. Sleep is important! (4) So too is a visit to the McHenry chiropractor for spinal manipulation as recommended in the guidelines published by the American College of Physicians and The American Pain Society as having good evidence of effectiveness for low back pain together with exercise, CBT, and rehabilitation. (5) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is experienced in providing gentle, safe spinal manipulation via Cox® Technic protocols, designing an easy exercise plan, and recommending therapy and/or more advance rehab as needed or desired. Trust us to help! Our McHenry back pain patients are in good hands.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness of Cox Technic for back pain relief.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment now. Back pain sufferers wanting 2024 to be better are welcomed into our clinic. We’ll follow the research recommendations, blend in our clinical experience, and collaborate with you for a less painful 2024!

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