Natural Methods of Healing Chronic Low Back Pain Once and For All
Published Monday, 10 October 2016
Published Saturday, 10 January 2015
There is a vicious cycle the exists when it comes to chronic low-back pain. The pain cycle may begin with an acute injury from a car accident or with a movement in the wrong direction, but often the cycle continues because of habit. The tension created as a result of the initial injury and pain creates a habit of tensing up muscles and modifying movement because of the fear of the pain. This chronic stress and tension keeps the back pain from truly improving and it can keep you in the pain cycle.
We've known for a long time that our patients improve when they combine overall wellness practices, like nutrition and meditation, with their chiropractic adjustments. A recent study from the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington clinically proves the physical benefit of mindfulness-based stress reduction on the level of pain experienced by chronic low-back pain sufferers. In this study, adults with chronic low-back pain showed significant improvement after eight weekly two-hour sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a program that combines meditation with simple yoga poses, a new study found. Participants also practiced MBSR at home.
After six months, 60% of those who did MBSR reported less pain and could more easily perform activities such as walking, climbing stairs and standing for long periods--a better result than those who treated their chronic low-back pain with medication and/or physical therapy.
If you think you might be caught in a stress-pain cycle, reach out to us at (973) 761-0022 to set up an appointment for a complimentary health assessment. Together we can find a path to wellness and pain relief that works for you.
Reference: Daniel Cherkin, PhD, senior investigator, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle.
Published Saturday, 17 August 2013
A recent study confirms much prior research showing chiropractic care to be a huge help for acute low back pain. The study was done at an army medical center with the patients all being active-duty military personal so they were relatively young. While low back pain affects people of all ages with enormous cost in our health care system, in the military, back pain and similar musculoskeletal disorders are the most prevalent pain complaint.
Published Saturday, 25 May 2013
According to a pilot randomized clinical trial in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013, trigger point therapy reduced cervicogenic headache pain by 71% for patients in this new study. The patients also experienced a 59% reduction in neck pain symptoms, as well as improved range of motion and muscle function.
Published Saturday, 23 March 2013
Most people don’t realize how easy it is to keep your spine healthy.
Here are some simple tips that may help you.
Tip 1 - Adjust Your Chair
Make sure your chair is properly adjusted and keep lower back is well supported. Use a lumbar support to help keep you in the correct sitting posture.
Published Saturday, 08 December 2012
Getting to the bottom of why, can be quite challenging. If you think about it, it’s strange that headaches even exist. The brain itself can’t feel pain, so what gives? Experts now think surrounding tissues, brain chemicals, blood vessels, and nerves produce the pain signals.
Statistics now say a lot more than they did 20 years ago about the cause of headaches, says Charles Flippen, MD, associate professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Areas of the brain are generating pain, but we don’t have the whole picture.
Published Saturday, 10 November 2012
There are many different methods of pain management such as chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy and acupuncture. However most people seem to find acupuncture so intimidating being that acupuncture is a treatment of disorders by inserting needles into the skin at points where there is a flow of energy. Unfortunately people become scared and refuse to consider acupuncture as a possible solution for their problem/s.
Published Saturday, 29 September 2012
Due to the tragic inclement weather, here at South Orange Chiropractic Center we send out all our good wishes to our patients, friends and families that have suffered any losses. We are up and running with full power helping people cope with the stresses of Sandy. The article below may be beneficial to everyone.
According to Dr. Oz here is the game changing development. Doctors now believe that chronic pain is not merely a symptom of another condition; rather, it’s a separate disease and should be treated as such. In some cases chronic pain is the result of inflammation. But in others it has a more complex yet little- understood cause, one that’s tied in to how the brain processes pain signals. Long exposure to physical pain isn’t healthy.
If not, you may need a spinal adjustment. A spinal adjustment is the procedure your chiropractor uses to correct or relieve your vertebral subluxation complex. It can be a very effective procedure. It can be a very powerful procedure. At the moment that a chiropractor corrects your vertebral subluxation complex, hundreds of bodily functions and activities are affected, the nerve is normalized and your body begins to renew and rebuild itself.
Some may think that all chiropractors work the same but they do not. The chiropractic profession has developed nearly a hundred different methods used to analyze the spine for subluxations and adjust the subluxations away. These methods are referred to as techniques. "Chiropractic with no twisting, turning or popping!" Sigma Instruments provides chiropractors with pro adjuster technology. In addition to using all chiropractic techniques, the doctors here at South Orange Chiropractic Center find that this kind of accuracy in analyzing the problem and objectivity correcting it has shown profound benefits to our patients.