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Healthy News September 2022

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


A positive mindset, good self-care, and pain-reducing treatment is a valuable mix for spine pain relief. Chiropractic blends them all! A study that followed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who continued with their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still do activities despite their pain. Those who experienced widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they would not get over lessened their recovery outcome. Knowing these factors, researchers and your Tonawanda 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 come into play for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be managed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we advance 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 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 constructive improvement. Additional good news arises from a scoping review of papers regarding 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 act together to maintain your positivity and confidence and come up with a solid Tonawanda 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.

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and presents 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 wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond its ability to hear. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media who had a history of hearing loss are more susceptible 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 3 day period. This is commonly associated with 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 realize inflammation is an enemy in managing Tonawanda back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Pay attention to hearing issues and inflammation as they develop. We're here to help with chiropractic services! Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation and you form a great team.

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