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Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Sitka Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, Sitka back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research keeps sharing the benefit of non-surgical care for back pain relief. InSitka Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is the chiropractic care clinic for both!


Self-care is frequently proposed as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that does not work, including 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 suggested by medical physician organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka uses a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment in the form of Cox® Technic to relieve back pain that may well assist Sitka back pain sufferers refrain from back surgery and manage their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka realizes this. Exercise is shown useful for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The right form of exercise is vital, so we’ll discuss what is suitable for you! Maybe Pilates would be your exercise of choice. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who undertook a Pilates-based exercise program discovered that the pain patients better functioned and managed their pain condition more independently and effectively. They performed better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were inspired to keep exercising, did more to make do with their own pain conditions independently. These, in turn, helped them enjoy a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits arose without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients scheduled for back surgery. They explained the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They set up exercise programs for each patient to perform. They discovered that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of description and exercise gained benefit in several ways: The back pain sufferers felt better exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ mental state improved as they exercised. They had time to contemplate their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who didn’t describe symptom improvement responded well to this program as they felt more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes Sitka back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Control not cure is a realistic objective when dealing 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 Sitka chiropractic appointment today. You will find a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well deliver the Sitka back pain relief you want without back surgery.

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