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The Tonawanda Back and Neck Pain Relief Wave

For many, seeing and hearing ocean waves is calming. For Tonawanda back pain and neck pain patients, experiencing the wave of healing pain relief can be the same if they understand it. For those who do not realize that pain ebbs and flows while healing, the wave of healing can be saddening. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation helps our patients appreciate the wave of healing, are aware of the research supporting our relieving treatment plan, and celebrate the pain relief they experience.


Since back and neck pain experiences are complete with fluctuations of symptoms as they get better, researchers tried to come up with a way to classify neck pain patients and their pain patterns by tracking 1208 neck pain patients. They produced 16 subgroups! Wow. The largest subgroup was “mild persistent fluctuating” with 25% of the patients in it reporting pain as a 3.4 out of 10 (0 no pain). The “moderate episodic” group had 24% with a pain rating of 2.7. “Persistent fluctuating” pain patients were those bothered more by pain than the others. (1) Instead of just describing and rating pain, researchers had patients describe their pain using a visual picture scale about their pain intensity and symptomatology over 12 months. The patient responses were quite similar in defining the pain intensity but not as much for the symptoms and their characteristics. (2) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation observes that everybody experiences pain in slightly different ways and that they find certain types of pain more annoying than others do. All of our Tonawanda chiropractic patients are distinctive!


For a year, another study tracked 1124 neck pain patients seeing a chiropractor. Neck pain patients experiencing “persistent pain” – 75% to 63% over 12 months - and very minor pain stayed relatively stable. Those who had “episodic pain” – 21% to 24% over the year – changed more in their pain patterns. (3) This is the reason we forewarn our back and neck pain patients that recovery is more like a wave than a straight line. While healing, pain ebbs and flows. Going away more than it comes is a solid signal of healing and pain relief. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation reminds our Tonawanda neck pain and back pain patients to not be discouraged along the way. We’ll get there together!


Research such as explained here regarding the patterns of neck pain and back pain sufferers shows the on-going need for them to have team members like their chiropractors along with general practitioners to manage it, understand it, and care for it. One researcher explained how a patient who had spinal surgery 30 years ago now experienced neck pain and cervical arm pain due to adjacent segment disease a condition often seen in spinal discs around the spinal level that underwent back surgery - was treated with cervical manipulation, flexion distraction decompression (Cox®), soft-tissue mobilization, and therapeutic ultrasound for pain relief. (4) Again, pain relief is rarely sudden, but rather slow and steady with treatment, coming/going pain intensity, patience, and appreciation for the relief gotten be it 50%, 70% or 90% as explained by the 50% Rule of Cox® Technic.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. John Murray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents patient cases that were difficultcomplex and yet found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management with time.

Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment today. Together, we’ll aim for the calming wave of healing and celebrate the pain relief.

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation rides the wave of healing pain relief with our back pain and neck pain patients.  

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