Healthy News September 2022

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


An optimistic mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a valuable recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic combines them all! A study that followed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who maintained their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly confident that they could still do activities regardless of their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they would not get over lessened their recovery outcome. Understanding these issues, researchers and your Plainville chiropractor know 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 addressed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and disclose the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes 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. More good news emanates from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that noted how many issues are modifiable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That is where we act together to maintain your positivity and confidence and come up with a robust Plainville 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 presents what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Layden Chiropractic 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! 


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

A new study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond hearing. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a greater risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study reported that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 3 day period. This is commonly associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, medicated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We realize inflammation is an enemy when dealing with Plainville back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and increased hip fracture risk, too! Pay attention to hearing issues and inflammation as they arise. We're here to help with chiropractic services! Layden Chiropractic and you form a great team.

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