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We’re the fun kind of research. Not the stuffy, high-brow, look down your nose at people kind of research. We’re research talk over a couple of beers.
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You have found yourself smack dab in the middle of Episode 293
Now if you missed last week’s episode, we talked about Discs in Low back pain and unnecessary surgeries during covid. Make sure you don’t miss that info. Keep up with the class.
On the personal end of things…..
This week is like all others. Just going crazy to stay on top of everything going on in my life so we’ll probably cut it a little short this week.
I would say, back to school is always slow for us and it’s slow again this year. As expected. Every year I wonder if I peed on somebody’s dog and they told the whole town about it and now everyone’s mad at me and doesn’t want to come see me anymore.
Of course I only pee on cats so we know that’s not what’s going on here. It’s back to school, folks! It just happens. I can set my watch by it. It’s crazy.
So, I’m going to Savannah Georgia to watch a Savannah Bananas game and then driving to Charleston, SC for front row seats to see Train in concert. Train is one of my wifey’s favorite bands so it’ll be a good time and we love Savannah and Charleston. That’s if we don’t get blown away by the remnants of a hurricane that’s about to move in. We shall see.
For now though….let’s get to the research, shall we?
The first on today is called “A comprehensive review on clinically proven natural products in the management of nerve pain, with mechanistic insights” bySanchita Dewanjee, Md Sohel, Md Shahadat Hossain, Farzana Ansari, Md Tofikul Islam, Farhana Sultana, Abdullah Al Mamun, Md Monirul Islam, Mohammad Nurul Amin and published in Heliyon and on April 14, 2023. Dayum. That’s hot.
Why They Did It
The study was designed to discuss the mechanistic role of several clinically proven natural products that have been shown to play a significant role against different nerve pain or neuropathic pain.
How They Did It
Information for this review article was salvaged using several accessible searching databases like SciVerse Scopus ® (Elsevier Properties S. A, USA), Web of Science® (Thomson Reuters, USA), and PubMed® (U.S. National Library of Medicine, USA) considering some search items like – nerve pain, natural products in pain/nerve pain management, clinically proven natural products in pain management, pain-reducing agents and so on.
What They Found
- Our study reported the therapeutic efficacy of natural products and their possible mechanism against neuropathic pain in the human body.
- Natural products widely used to treat neuropathic pain include comfrey root extract ointment, lavender oil, Rose Oil, aromatic essential oil, ginger oil, vitex agnus-castus, peganum oil, and ajwain 10%.
- Some common pathways are involved in pain relief through sensory stimulation, enzymatic, anti-inflammatory, and pain-related receptor regulation.
Wrap It Up
The present study suggests that the mentioned natural products can be an appropriate choice for the treatment and management of neuropathic pain.
Before getting to the next one,
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Our last one this week is called, “First Provider Seen for an Acute Episode of Low Back Pain Influences Subsequent Health Care Utilization” by Christopher G Bise et al, and published in PubMed on 28 June 2023. Hot potato!
Why They Did It
- Costs associated with low back pain (LBP) continue to rise.
- Despite numerous clinical practice guidelines, the evaluation and treatments for LBP are variable and depend largely on the individual provider.
- As yet, little attention has been given to the first choice of provider.
- Early research indicates that the choice of first provider and the timing of interventions for LBP appear to influence utilization.
- This study sought to examine the association between the first provider seen and utilization.
How They Did It
- Using 2015-2018 data from a large insurer, this retrospective analysis focused on patients (29,806) seeking care for a new episode of LBP.
- The study identified the first provider chosen and examined the following year of medical utilization.
- Cox proportional hazards models were calculated using inverse probability weighting on propensity scores to evaluate the time to event and the relationship to the first choice of provider.
What They Found
- The primary outcome was the timing and utilization of health care resources.
- Total health care utilization was lowest in those who first sought care with chiropractic care or physical therapy.
- Highest health care utilization was seen in those patients who chose the emergency department.
Wrap It Up
- Overall, there appears to be an association between the first choice of provider and future health care utilization.
- Chiropractic care and physical therapy provide nonpharmacologic and nonsurgical, guideline-based interventions.
- Their participation appears related to a decrease in immediate and long-term utilization of health care resources.
- This study expands the existing body of literature and provides a compelling case for the influence of the first provider on an acute episode of LBP.
Let’s get to the message. Same as it is every week.
Remember the evidence-informed brochures and posters at chiropracticforward.com.
I want you to know with absolute certainty that when Chiropractic is at its best, you can‘t beat the risk vs reward ratio because spinal pain is primarily a movement-related pain and typically responds better to movement-related treatment rather than chemical treatments like pills and shots.
When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show us patients can get good to excellent results for headaches, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain to name just a few.
It’s safe and cost-effective can decrease surgeries & disability and we do it through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal hassle to the patient.
And, if the patient treats preventatively after initial recovery, we can usually keep it that way while raising the overall level of health!
At the end of the day, patients should have the guarantee of having the best treatment that offers the least harm. When it comes to non-complicated musculoskeletal complaints….
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Dr. Jeff Williams – Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (FIANM) and Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals (DABFP) – Chiropractor in Amarillo, TX, Chiropractic Advocate, Author, Entrepreneur, Educator, Businessman, Marketer, and Healthcare Blogger & Vlogger