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OrthoIllinois Chiropractics September 2017 Healthy Newsletter


Research documents that those who take advantage of rehabilitation after back disc surgery experience more favorable treatment outcomes in the year after the back surgery. They return to work. (1) Some back surgery patients do not undergo rehabilitation by choice or by not being told to do it. For those who experience continued pain after back surgery (also called “failed back surgical syndrome”), McHenry chiropractic Cox Technic spinal manipulation care may help ease the pain without further surgery. A study of 69 post-surgical continued pain patients visiting a chiropractor using Cox Technic finds that 81% of these patients gained greater than 50% pain relief in 11 visits over a 49-day period of active care. (2) That can be ample relief to return these patients to enjoy their lives again! If you, a loved one or a friend didn’t do any rehabilitation after back surgery and/or are undergoing back pain post-back surgery, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic can help with gentle, research-documented, McHenry chiropractic care and treatment.

TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise and Nutrition for Your Discs

Exercise is helpful for the nutrition of your spinal discs! The discs are made up of glycosaminoglycans which are made chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, glucosamine sulfate. Researchers describe that physical exercise doesn’t reduce glycosaminoglycans; exercise increases their concentration even in overtraining situations. (3) Plus doing some muscle strengthening activities twice a week lowers your odds of low back pain. (4) Talk with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic about chondroitin sulfate supplementation and exercise as additions to your McHenry chiropractic treatment plan for your disc’s health and healing!

Thank you for trusting your spinal health and healing to OrthoIllinois Chiropractic and mentioning OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to your McHenry friends and family.

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