Healthy News June 2021

Baton Rouge chiropractic care helps control chronic back pain that causes pain beyond the back and into life that keeps sufferers from enjoying their lives. 

Back pain patients visit Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation with all different types issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more prone to depression than others. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor understands this and joins each back pain patient where s/he is and assesses each patient to discover the difference(s) that make all the difference when putting together a relieving chiropractic treatment plan. Assessments like the 6-minute walk test that measures the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite educational about cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be affected by back pain. (1) Back muscles that turn weak and fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) signify issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors know this and encourage gentle exercise for these back muscles as a component of the treatment plan to avert recurrent back pain that a few lumbar disc degeneration patients endure. A new study described that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were shown to move in a different way, more carefully, likely to avoid pain. Recurrent back pain patients also experienced higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability along with a lower quality of life. (3) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor embraces all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor partners with each one during the current back pain event and beyond to control the back pain (physical, mental, and emotional features), so it doesn’t control them.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nike Taylor on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson on how she eases pain in a chronic back pain patient dealing with a recurrent episode of back pain via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a feeling of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Baton Rouge back pain may be helped by olfactory training which uses smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SNIFFING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An appealing study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped reduce their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every two hours in the research project) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped ease pain. The researchers suggested that it may help reduce pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What a pleasant addition this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try sniffing some good scents yourself!

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