You have a bout of back pain – first,
second, tenth. Are you curious about what that means going
forward? Of course! The trajectory – researchers’ term
for the course of back pain – of the Toronto back pain
experience is unique to each, but there are factors
that may help predict that course. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares
a few ideas on the effect of lifestyle and
WHAT TO DO – Chiropractic
A new article’s findings make seeking chiropractic care
logical to influence the course of back pain. Patients
undergoing chiropractic care for their chronic (more
than 3 months) and acute (under a month) low back pain who
reported “much better” or “better” at one week of care were 4 to 5 times more
likely to report improvement at 30 days and 90 days of care.
More specifically, acute back pain patients who reported experiencing
more severe pain and disability at the start of care
recovered faster. Most
patients with lumbar radicular leg pain bettered. Both chronic and acute back pain patients reported good outcomes. (1)
A similar study of the interdisciplinary care (spine
surgeons/chiropractors in a university hospital) of chronic back pain patients documented
that almost half of the chronic low back pain patients treated with
chiropractic conservative care reported clinically relevant improvement. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
sees even better outcomes with our particular form
of chiropractic care, Cox® Technic!
WHAT TO DO – More Chiropractic
So why halt chiropractic
care with pain relief? Researchers documented that
low back pain patients who underwent chiropractic maintenance
care – chiropractic treatments on a regular basis regardless of their symptoms – had fewer
days of low back pain that limited their activities of daily living compared
with getting treatment only when a new low back pain episode arose. (3) More Toronto
chiropractic care on a regular basis looks positive.
WHAT TO DO – More Activity
More is not always better, but some types of
more are better, like chiropractic and activity. A low back pain patient
with a lifetime history of back pain may want to try engaging
in higher volumes of moderate to vigorous physical activity since it
was found to reduce the odds of extending
severe low back pain over the next year. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows
none of us back pain sufferers wants to hear that,
but it’s the finding of one study. More intense exercise
was shown beneficial. Know too that a sedentary lifestyle –
work and/or pleasure time – moderately raises the risk
of low back pain. (5) There is a middle ground! Let’s at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre uncover that with you, the spot that inhibits
back pain and allows you to be as active as you want to be.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he illustrates the at-times overwhelming
number of options for back pain relief including The Cox® Technic System of
Spinal Pain Management.
Make your Toronto chiropractic
appointment now to control your back pain’s trajectory, to limit
the impact of back pain on your path forward.