Researchers keep studying spinal manipulation
to more fully explain how it contributes to pain
relief for sufferers with back pain, related leg pain, and neurological symptoms
that interfere with quality of life. Spinal manipulation (SM) eases
back pain (acute, chronic), back-related leg pain, quality of life,
neurological symptoms, and disability for sufferers. That is a
sentence full of potential with supporting research behind its claims. Layden Chiropractic individualizes
a chiropractic treatment plan combining spinal manipulation oftentimes
the gentle form of Cox® Technic flexion distraction decompression for
our Plainville chiropractic patients after performing a thorough
examination. Plainville pain relief is possible.
Spinal pain patients as well as patients experiencing
neurological disorders like stroke have neurological symptoms that react
to spinal manipulation. Suffering with neurological symptoms impacts worldwide disability statistics as well as
personal well-being and quality of life. A narrative review noted
that most studies described how spinal
manipulation decreased spinal pain, may improve
strength in asymptomatic people, and reportedly impacted
spasticity, muscle stiffness, motor function, autonomic function, and balance problems.
Of course, an invitation for more studies to support
these findings was issued. But the beneficial impact of spinal manipulation
on the quality of life for spine pain sufferers, those with balance issues, and
those with cerebral palsy were noted. (1) Such relief reasonably
influences back pain treatment guidelines that your Plainville chiropractor consults to optimize
your clinical back pain relief.
CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR BACK PAIN
Researchers scour the published
research papers to obtain the ones with reliability, coherence, etc.
A recent guideline for the treatment of low back pain concluded
that incorporating spinal manipulation in the care
of acute low back pain, chronic low back pain and chronic back-related leg pain
was successful as part of a multimodal approach.
Advice, reassurance, education, self-management, usual medical care, home
exercises, etc., were reported as beneficial
in enhancing relief of pain and disability. (2)
Guidelines like this for back pain must be based on research that describes
how relief is created.
SPINAL MANIPULATION RELIEF FOR BACK PAIN
A present study intends to see whether
chronic low back pain patients’ response to SM comes from centralization which can be assessed
via questionnaires, pressure pain threshold tests,
inflammatory cytokine tests, and patient expectations of relief. The researchers
expect to be able to forecast patient
response. (3) Prior to this study, a narrative review described
that spinal manipulation in part inhibited neck pain and back
pain via spinal cord mechanisms of pain relief and wondered what the role of inflammatory
responses via peripheral mechanisms played in the relief. (4) Both studies incorporated
placebo comparison but also noted that placebo and controls in
a spinal manipulation study are tough to disguise
treatment versus no-treatment because of the hands-on nature
of the treatment. An improved control/placebo could help clarify
the contribution of the effects of SM on
THE CHALLENGE OF PLACEBO
Back pain patients don’t often question their
pain relief. They don’t often ask “Was it this?” or “Was it that?” that finally
sealed the deal on getting them out of pain, but
researchers know that the placebo effect may well play a role
based on patient expectations and conditioning. Researchers are now checking
to see whether conditioning can enhance patient
outcomes by sharing the positive expectations of spinal
manipulation treatment. (5) What do you think? Layden Chiropractic knows our chiropractic
patients can feel better understanding that their care is well-researched
and supported by clinical trials that showed positive clinical
outcomes for back pain relief.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors
Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the
relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient
with back-related-leg pain.
Make your Plainville chiropractic
appointment soon. Don’t let your quality of life suffer because
of your back pain, related leg pain and or neurological sypmatomatology.
Trust Layden Chiropractic to thoroughly examine your spine and establish
a relieving treatment plan for its care.