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 demonstrating effectiveness. And Cox® Technic as used at our Sitka
chiropractic clinic is receiving attention for its pain-relieving
outcomes! So have you experienced back surgery? Do you still
have back pain…or has it come back?
are not alone, especially in wanting the pain gone. Some will choose more
medical options like surgery or pain meds or physical therapy,
etc. Others will pursue non-medical options like spinal
manipulation. A new meta-analysis of published data on the kinds
of spinal manipulation
used to treat back pain patients
with persistent spine pain after lumbar surgery reported
that spinal manipulation practitioners elected 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 timeframe 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 understandable. The frustration
of back pain after back surgery that was hoped to eliminate it is even more frustrating. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka proposes
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 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
associated with better physical performance in low back pain (LBP)
sufferers with lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). Researchers measured
vitamin D levels and muscle strength in 200 patients. It required
more time for those who had low levels of vitamin D to do these
speed, chair stand, and timed-up-and-go (TUG) tests. (3) Postmenopausal women who
had vitamin D deficiency (especially those with below 10 ng/mL which indicated severe LDD and LBP) are documented
to have LBP and LDD. Add in smoking, high body mass index, osteoporosis,
and no D supplementation, and the moderate to severe pain was elevated.
(4) Another report indicated that frailty status and physical
performance measures (gait speed and TUG) were significantly linked to vitamin D concentration. (5) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka asks: What’s
your vitamin D level? Time to check it!
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