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Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery McHenry Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, McHenry back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the usefulness of non-surgical treatment for back pain relief. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is the chiropractic care office in McHenry for both!


Self-care is often recommended as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that does not work, adding non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is recommended by medical physician organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic specializes in a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment in the form of Cox® Technic for relief of back pain that may well help McHenry back pain sufferers evade back surgery and manage their back pain more self-sufficiently.


Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic realizes this. Exercise is shown positive for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The proper type of exercise is key, so we will talk about what’s proper for you! Maybe Pilates would be your exercise of choice. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who tried a Pilates-based exercise program found that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more independently and effectively. They did better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were inspired to keep exercising, did more to manage their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, motivated them to discover a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits arose without back surgery.


Researchers established a trial of exercise for back pain patients scheduled for back surgery. They described the back pain condition to the patients carefully. They established exercise programs for each patient to perform. They found that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of explanation and exercise benefitted in several ways: The back pain sufferers noticed improvement exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ mental state got better as they exercised. They had time to mull over their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not report symptom improvement reacted well to this program as they thought themselves more confident managing their pain themselves. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes McHenry back pain patients discover in their chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Control not cure is a realistic objective when coping with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment today. You will find an individualized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find doable may well produce the McHenry back pain relief you want without back surgery.

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery. 
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