You experience a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Do you wonder what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ name
for the path of back pain – of the Montreal back pain
experience is unique to each, but there are factors
that may help forecast that course. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic shares
some input on the influence of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to impact the course of back pain. Patients
who undergo chiropractic care for their chronic (more
than 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.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered quicker. The majority of
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain improved. Both acute
and chronic 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 documented
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients treated with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
sees even better outcomes with our particular 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 have chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis unrelated to whether they
had symptoms – reported 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 Montreal
chiropractic care on a regular basis seems positive.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some types of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to consider participating
in more moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was found to reduce the odds of developing
severe low back pain over the following year. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows
none of us back pain sufferers enjoys hearing that,
but it is the finding of one 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’s at
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic discover that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the at-times great
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Montreal chiropractic
appointment today to control your back pain’s trajectory, to limit
the impact of back pain on your path forward.