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July 2020 Healthy News from Spengel Chiropractic: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

McHenry chiropractic spinal manipulation helps post-surgical continued back pain patients discover relief of their pain despite fusion.  

DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY

Spinal fusion surgery. It is a big surgery, often quite welcome by McHenry back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For those whose pain continues in spite of the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two new research papers presented the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain following lumbar fusion back surgery. One article reviewed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who treated these patients. Many offered healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors stated that they incorporated spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients reached maximum treatment benefit in 12 or fewer chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient treated with 12 sessions of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, reported an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper reported that, though diversified manipulation was used for the majority of back pain conditions, flexion distraction was used prominently for treatment of lumbar disc syndrome with radiculopathy and lumbar stenosis. (3) Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation is continually chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that necessitate a more gentle and effective treatment method. Spengel Chiropractic chooses to use it for relief of McHenry back pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Michael Johnson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

McHenry chiropractic care of osteoporosis usually comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

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McHenry OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

So many issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Current research indicates a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in women with osteoporosis who are postmenopausal. Low BMD was accompanied by lower levels of B12, vitamin D, bone formation markers, and folate. Higher levels of homocysteine, inflammation, bone resorption markers, and presence of C677T polymorphism were related to low BMD. Homocysteine production is a risk factor for inflammatory disease. It is controlled by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as contributing factors. (4) With this in mind, we can talk about these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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Arrange your next McHenry chiropractic appointment today with Spengel Chiropractic. Whether back pain after lumbar fusion surgery or osteoporosis or inflammation affect you, Spengel Chiropractic is your healthcare partner to help!

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