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Healthy News June 2021

Colorado Springs chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients visit The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have better muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor understands this and meets each back pain patient where s/he is and examines each patient to find the difference(s) that make all the difference when designing an alleviating chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that evaluates the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be affected by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) signify issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons do not like this as a inferior surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors get this and encourage gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that some lumbar disc degeneration sufferers endure. A recent study explained that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were found to move in a different way, more carefully, likely to evade pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability along with a lower quality of life. (3) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor partners with each one during the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it does not control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she helps a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a feeling of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Colorado Springs back pain may be helped by olfactory training which uses smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SNIFFING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An interesting study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every 2 hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped ease pain. The researchers hinted that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What a pleasant addition this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some good scents yourself!

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