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Healthy News June 2021

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

Back pain patients visit Malverne Health & Wellness with all sorts of different issues. Some walk better than others. Some have stronger muscles than others. Some are more susceptible to depression than others. Your Malverne chiropractor understands this and meets 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 evaluates the distance walked in 6 minutes and the TUG (‘time up to go’ from a seated position) test can be quite informative of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health in degenerative lumbar spine patients. Both may be influenced by back pain. (1) Back muscles that weaken and turn fatty (like the multifidus muscle tends to do) indicate issues with inflammatory and regeneration processes. (Back surgeons don’t like this as a poorer surgical outcome is possible.) (2) Chiropractors understand this and encourage gentle exercise for these back muscles as part of the treatment plan to prevent recurrent back pain that some lumbar disc degeneration patients endure. A new study described that those who tend to get recurrent back pain were found to move differently, more causiously, likely to evade pain. Recurrent back pain patients also suffered with higher levels of anxiety, depression, and disability as well as a reduced quality of life. (3) Your Malverne chiropractor welcomes all back pain sufferers with all their peculiarities. Your chiropractor teams up with with each one throughout the current back pain episode and beyond to control the back pain (emotional, physical and mental features), so it does not 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 with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to find relief and a sense of control over back pain to lessen recurrent back pain episodes as much as possible.

Chronic Malverne back pain may be helped by olfactory training which utilizes smelling scents to desensitize the sufferer to the pain.

Malverne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

SMELLING SCENTS TO REDUCE PAIN!

An appealing study of chronic low back pain patients reported that odor-training helped decrease their pain thresholds. Regular exposure (every two hours in the study) to scents like rose, vanilla, peach and chocolate – olfactory training! - helped lessen pain. The researchers hinted that it may help lessen pain chronification and quite probably control general pain via desensitization. (4) What an enjoyable adjunct this could be to the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management! You may want to try smelling some pleasurable scents yourself!

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