Healthy News September 2022

 Southern New Hampshire 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 valuable recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic blends them all! A study that followed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year documented that those who continued with their pain relief and stated an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still do activities despite their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as the worst ever from which they would not get over lessened their recovery outcome. Understanding these factors, researchers and your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor get that realistic expectations must be reviewed and understood for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like poor sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be managed. We listen thoroughly to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we advance 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 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 is where we act together to maintain your positivity and confidence and come up with a solid Southern New Hampshire 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 shares what realistic expectations are for back pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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! 


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

A recent study evaluated those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation affected the body beyond hearing. They discovered that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more prone 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 rapidly over a 72-hour period. This is often associated with dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy in dealing with Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and increased hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they develop. We're here to help with chiropractic services! New Hampshire Spine and Sport and you form a great team.

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