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Sitka Chiropractic Newsletter for August 2016


Spinal Manipulation and Home Exercise Advice Best

Spinal manipulation (chiropractic’s strong suit!) along with home exercise advice pays off in lower cost and higher pain relief! They result in better clinical outcomes and lower societal costs for older adults with chronic neck pain compared with home exercise alone and even supervised exercise with home exercise. (1) Our Sitka chiropractic patients see that Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka combines these approaches - particularly our Cox Technic form of spinal manipulative treatment - when we talk about the chiropractic treatment plan we make just for you.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Helps Reduce Pain

Inflammation affects the body, its heart, its skin, its spinal elements, etc. Inflammation leads to pain.  An anti-inflammatory diet may lead to reduced pain. Incorporating more fiber, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and even substituting dark chocolate with 70% cocoa may make the diet transition a little easier! (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka bets that your body and your spine will thank you and reward you with reduced pain!

Don’t Let Back Pain Slow You Down!

Older adults with chronic low back pain have a harder time being mobile. Mobility plays a big role in how active a person is. If you hurt, you don’t move around much. That makes sense. Researchers suggest that when back pain patients hurt, flexion helps. When there’s no pain, extension is helpful as it strengthens the back muscles that don’t often get used. (3) Another study reports that a stabilization exercise protocol may well improve clinical and physical findings in patients with chronic low back pain. (4) That’s why Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages our Sitka chiropractic patients, young and old, to move!


Muscle Degeneration Comes After Back Surgery

Most of the muscle degeneration after back surgery is fatty change to the spine. 82% of patients experience some fatty degenerative change.  Such degeneration may well lead to more back pain. (5) Chiropractic care at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can pick up here and help post-surgical patients with re-conditioning their spine muscles after a Sitka back surgery. All it takes is an appointment to get started!

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