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Healthy News September 2022

 Carrolltown back pain patients’ recovery paths depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


A positive mindset, good self-care, and pain-lessening treatment is a beneficial recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic blends them all! A study that tracked 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who maintained their pain relief and described an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still perform activities despite their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as the worst ever from which they’d not get over reduced their recovery outcome. Understanding these issues, researchers and your Carrolltown chiropractor know that realistic expectations must be discussed and understood for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like difficult sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may come into play for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to manage issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and share the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that sets reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is constructive improvement. Additional good news comes from a scoping review of papers regarding spine-pain related factors that noted how many issues are modifiable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That is where we work together to maintain your positivity and confidence and create a solid Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents what realistic expectations are for back pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and presents how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Look to Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A new study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation impacted the body beyond its ability to hear. They found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a higher risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly associated with a greater risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 3 day period. This is commonly associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, medicated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy when dealing with Carrolltown back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they develop. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and you form a great team.

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