“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting
back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not stop.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC invites aggravated, hurting chronic
low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle La Grande
chiropractic service is often relieving, offering
hope for a better day ahead.
GROWING SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC LBP RELIEF WITH COX® TECHNIC
Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners
like your La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC see
the pain relief and function improvement.
Some publish their results for everyone to see! A recently
published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with
chronic low back pain and pain extending down his
right leg occasionally recorded relief with Cox®
Technic treatment. The patient described having this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along
with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he described
improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication usage,
and enhanced mobility. (1) That’s a welcome result
for this back pain sufferer!
WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help
Chronic low back pain like that explained by
the veteran in this case report is quite prevalent and
can be very distressing. Spinal manipulation is recommended
for the management of chronic low back in several
guidelines supported by such groups as the American Pain Society
and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central
sensitization – the consequence of repeated nerve
stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute
to chronicity of pain. Spinal manipulation’s benefit
may well come from its impact on this sensitization.
(4) That’s an advantage chronic back pain
sufferers can live with.
SPINAL MANIPULATION BETTER FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN…REGARDLESS
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized
controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment
for chronic low back pain stated that spinal manipulation
produced similar effects to other suggested
therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior
to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and
had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse
effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal
manipulation appeared to be a good option for pain relief and function improvement
for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis specifically focused
on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low
back pain sufferers, the same deductions were drawn:
spinal manipulation should be considered a positive
treatment for the older patient with chronic
low back pain for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done
by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and
Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC researched
and learned more about the delivery of the gentle,
non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which
well recognized for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal
stenosis pain as well as more routine spinal
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a patient
with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Make your La Grande chiropractic
appointment soon. We don’t want you to|Don’t
let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
is here for you.