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Healthy News September 2022

 Colorado Springs back pain patients’ roads to recovery depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.

YOUR INFLUENCE ON BACK PAIN RELIEF IS STRONG

An optimistic mindset, sound self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a beneficial mix for spine pain relief. Chiropractic mingles them all! A study that tracked 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who continued with their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still perform activities despite their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as the worst ever from which they would not get over decreased their recovery outcome. Understanding these factors, researchers and your Colorado Springs chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be reviewed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like difficult sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be managed. We listen thoroughly to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to manage issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and share the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that sets reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is encouraging improvement. Additional good news comes from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that mentioned how many issues are modifiable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we work together to keep you positive and confident and form a solid Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares what realistic expectations are for back pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 

Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

Consider Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A new study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond hearing. They found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more prone to a higher risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly associated with a greater risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on rapidly over a 72-hour period. This is commonly related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy in dealing with Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Pay attention to hearing issues and inflammation as they arise. We're here to help with chiropractic services! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and you make a great team.

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