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Healthy News September 2022

 Toronto back pain patients’ roads to recovery depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


A positive mindset, good self-care, and pain-lessening treatment is a valuable recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic blends them all! A study that observed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who maintained their pain relief and reported an improved quality of life were also highly self-assured that they could still participate in activities regardless of 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 Toronto chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be discussed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like difficult sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be addressed. We listen thoroughly to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to manage issues as we advance toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and disclose the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that establishes 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 positive improvement. More good news emanates from a scoping review of papers about spine-pain related factors that took note of how many issues are modifiable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That’s where we work together to maintain your positivity and confidence and create a solid Toronto 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 describes what realistic expectations are for spine pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares 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 recent study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers wondered if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond hearing. They found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a increased risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly associated with a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 3 day period. This is often related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any enduring hearing loss. (4,5) We realize inflammation is an enemy in dealing with Toronto back pain and neck pain, and it is seemingly an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they arise. We're here to help with chiropractic services! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and you form a great team.

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