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Healthy News from Spengel Chiropractic for March 2017

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.

150 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. Only 52% of us McHenry non-back pain folks do this! 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. Our McHenry chiropractic practice encourages a simple walk a day to all McHenry chiropractic patients.

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!

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