Gentle spinal manipulation for back pain that lingers
or returns after back surgery - sometimes called persistent post-surgical pain or post-surgical continued pain
- is proving
effective. And Cox® Technic as used at our Ashburn
chiropractic clinic is receiving attention for its pain-relieving
outcomes! So have you had back surgery? Do you still
suffer with back pain…or has it come back?
are not alone, especially in wanting the pain gone. Some will opt for more
medical selections like surgery or pain meds or physical therapy,
etc. Others will pursue non-medical options like spinal
manipulation. A recent meta-analysis of published data on the types
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 treated with Cox® Technic documented
that in 11 visits over a 49 day treatment period 81% of the
patients got more than 50% relief of pain. The mean
percent of relief was 71.6% when the active treatment time was done and 70% at 2-year-follow-up.
The relief continued! (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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers
Cox® Technic to reduce the pain…and the frustration!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the help 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 found to be
associated 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. It took
more time for those who had low levels of vitamin D to perform these
speed, chair stand, and timed-up-and-go (TUG) tests. (3) Postmenopausal women who
had vitamin D deficiency (particularly those with below 10 ng/mL which indicated severe LDD and LBP) are noted
to have LBP and LDD. Add in smoking, high body mass index, osteoporosis,
and no D supplementation, and 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn asks: How’s
your vitamin D level? Time to check it!
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chiropractic visit with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn now.
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