Chiropractic Care and Spinal Stimulators for
Post-Surgical Pain Management – No Adverse Side Effects
In a new report, authors share
treatment outcomes of patients who have implanted spinal
stimulators for pain management after back surgery. Patients with these
devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain after back surgery. After being treated with chiropractic spinal
manipulation or mobilization, the patients in
the study reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a
physician is “Do no harm”. This study shows how spinal manipulation and
mobilization do just that. Spengel Chiropractic offers McHenry
chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!
Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly
Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly.
Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine doesn’t rotate
as much. This will likely have long term effects on the
spine. (2) What to do? Spengel Chiropractic’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Seek McHenry
chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.
minutes of Exercise a Week – For All of Us Especially After Back Surgery
National guidelines recommend that we all
get 150 minutes of exercise a week. How many of us
McHenry folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery
patients do this. It’s shown that
150 minutes keeps post-surgical back pain patients moving and away from
another surgery. They also feel
less back pain after surgery. (3)
Physical exercise is so important. Spengel Chiropractic urges all of our
McHenry chiropractic patients to do something every day like take a
Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar
A meta-analysis, the
highest form of research reporting, reports that NSAIDSeven
though they are one of the most frequently prescribed
drugs for sciatic leg pain offer similar pain relief and overall improvement to
placebo with a higher risk of adverse side-effects. (4) Another
study reports that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the
difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically important.
It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give
clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Spengel Chiropractic’s
non-drug McHenry chiropractic care is pain-relieving! Contact Spengel Chiropractic today
for an appointment.
March may be the month of luck and green-leafed
clovers, but luck is also being prepared for the
opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm
pain and leg pain, Spengel Chiropractic is. Our McHenry chiropractic care practice
is pleased to share these new advances and findings with our
McHenry chiropractic friends and family!
Schedule an appointment today!