THE ‘SUPERMARKET’ OF BACK PAIN CARE OPTIONS: How to Choose?
“Supermarkets” are amazing for food shopping but not necessarily for finding
relief of La Grande back pain, grasping the basis of back pain, nor getting
up in the morning without pain and welcoming the day. A new back pain sufferer can get lost
in this “supermarket” of healthcare options. Researchers
described this comparison of back pain care options
to goods on shelves in a supermarket as they saw this at their
meetings where the latest in back pain care approaches were excitedly
presented next to each other with each approach’s supporters imparting their outcomes (some
with solid, accurately presented research evidence, some without). (1) It is
no wonder that back pain sufferers – who are not alone with a lifetime
likelihood of low back pain for all of us being 85% (2) – are overwhelmed. That is where our
teamwork is useful. You share your
expectations. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will share the best
evidence to create a treatment plan to help you heal.
Researchers studied patient preferences and goals for
non-surgical treatment of chronic low back pain and discovered
that these are critical to patient outcomes. (3) YOUR goals
of care are important: Do you want to walk more? Sleep
better? Understand your pain better? YOUR preferences for
care are important: Do you want
manipulation? Supervised therapy? Talk to a therapist?]33] As your La Grande
chiropractor, I want to hear what you want. Those
will direct your care and improve your clinical outcomes. We understand
that conservative care for 4 to 6 weeks is recommended (in the absence of
progressive neurological deficits and/or cauda equina syndrome) before
imaging. (4) We also know that spinal manipulation is one of
the top conservative advocated treatments. (5) When you are suffering
with back pain, let us be your personal shopper, finding you the approach of chiropractic services to help you best!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he details both The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as well as the
healthcare path for back pain relief that is often confusing
and non-congruent with current suggestions for the
non-surgical, conservative care of back pain.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Consider Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric
Turmeric (curcuma longa L.) is a plant well-recognized
for its anti-inflammatory aspects due to its polyphenolic curcuminoids.
In a scoping review of published papers, researchers concluded
that current evidence is great that suggests clinical benefit from taking
turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits, especially in
inflammation-associated diseases like obesity-related metabolic
disorders or musculoskeletal disorders (like back and neck pain). (6)
Researchers always call for more research to conclusively
recommend dosages and formulations. In the meantime, let’s have a conversation about how turmeric’s addition to your nutrition plan may benefit your pain relief and healing.
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