Gentle spinal manipulation for back pain that remains
or returns after back surgery - sometimes called persistent post-surgical pain or post-surgical continued pain
- is proving
effective. And Cox® Technic as utilized at our McHenry
chiropractic clinic is getting noticed for its pain-alleviating
outcomes! So have you undergone back surgery? Do you still
have back pain…or has it come back?
are not alone, especially in wanting the pain gone. Some will opt for more
medical options like surgery or pain meds or physical therapy,
etc. Others will seek non-medical options like spinal
manipulation. A new meta-analysis of published data on the kinds
of spinal manipulation
employed to treat back pain patients
with persistent spine pain after lumbar surgery concluded
that spinal manipulation practitioners chose to use potentially
gentler non-thrust techniques – 85% chose flexion-distraction (aka Cox® Technic)
– over thrust techniques. (1) A published study of 69
post-surgical patients managed with Cox® Technic recorded
that in 11 visits over a 49 day treatment period 81% of the
patients attained more than 50% relief of pain. The mean
percent of relief was 71.6% at the end
of care and 70% at 2-year-follow-up.
The relief lasted! (2)
The frustration of back pain is reasonable. The frustration
of back pain after back surgery that was anticipated to get rid
of it is even more frustrating. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers
Cox® Technic to decrease the pain…and the frustration!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief his
patient felt with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Another Reason to Be Up on Your Vitamin D!
LBP And Disc Degeneration
Higher vitamin D levels were documented to be
linked with better physical performance in low back pain (LBP)
sufferers with lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). Researchers calculated
vitamin D levels and muscle strength in 200 patients. Those low in vitamin D required more time in the gait
speed, chair stand, and timed-up-and-go (TUG) tests. (3) Postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiency (especially those with below 10 ng/mL which indicated severe LDD and LBP) are noted
to have LBP and LDD. If they smoked, had a high body mass index, osteoporosis,
and no D supplementation, the moderate to severe pain was worse.
(4) Another report stated that frailty status and physical
performance measures (gait speed and TUG) were significantly associated
with vitamin D concentration. (5) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic asks: What’s
your vitamin D level? Time to check it!
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