Tag: chronic pain

Stop chasing pain! Do this instead to avoid surgery and disabilities later in life.

Stop chasing pain! Do this instead to avoid surgery and disabilities later in life. After 36+ years of healthcare practice, it is amazing to me that people are still being directed to treat their pains instead of finding and resolving the reason people hurt. Most high utilizes for painful conditions in the healthcare system have little to show from the doctor’s visits, medications, and rehabilitation regimens other than the poor quality of life they now have. Often, it is not exactly their fault as doctors would medicate and test in the absence of a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation and take history Read More »

Pain is the 5th vital sign campaign was the tool used to market opioids; chiropractic can safely help you feel better.

Pain is the 5th vital sign campaign was the tool used to market opioids; chiropractic can safely help you feel better. If you saw the series Dopesick on Hulu or had heard about the Opioid crisis and how it happened, you know about the pain is the 5th vital sign campaign used to sell the drugs to patients in pain. In marketing, developing a catchy easy way to recommend pain medication-using charts was brilliant.  Medical physicians having had poor training in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal pain now had criteria for prescribing opioids.    Having the profession prioritize pain control in Read More »

The KISS principle in solving chronic pain.

The KISS principle in solving chronic pain. When you want to help someone feel and function better, I find that the KISS principle often helps me help others more effectively and efficiently.   KISS stands for keep it simple stupid. The healthcare system has done a great job at making healthcare complicated, risky, and costly. Health professions, hospital systems, group practices, insurance companies, drug companies, and other healthcare manufacturers and facilities have taken their places in society.  Welcome to the disease model of care. Patients are educated from early on with pediatricians that their medical providers and the systems they work Read More »

Chronic neck and back pain sufferers give chiropractic a 90% satisfaction rate according to a recent study.

Chronic neck and back pain sufferers give chiropractic a 90% satisfaction rate according to a recent study. Over 90% Patient Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care A recent study on the experiences of chiropractic patients in the United States with chronic pain gave high marks for patient satisfaction to their doctors.  Published in the Journal of Patient Experience in 2019, this observational study of chronic low back pain and neck pain patients was done for over three months. Of the patients, 1,835 out of 2,636 completed the three-month follow-up. Using a four-option rating scale (Never, Sometimes, Usually, and Always), it found patients rated the following attributes Read More »

Living with chronic pain? Maybe you need to visit a chiropractor.

Living with chronic pain? Maybe you need to visit a chiropractor. Too young to be in that much pain?   Whether it was from an old injury, a series of injuries, or everything that is achier over time, people are getting relief from the chiropractic holistic approach to musculoskeletal pain. Living with chronic pain is avoidable if you make the right choices. The secret behind why we hurt? In 2017, the Annals of Internal Medicine evaluated what worked for problems such as lower back pain.   The best available evidence said to avoid drugs and invasive procedures while offering a list of Read More »