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July 2020 Healthy News from Spinal Care Clinic: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic spinal manipulation helps post-surgical continued back pain patients discover relief of their pain despite fusion.  

DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY

A spinal fusion surgery is a considerable surgical option, one often quite welcomed by Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers wanting pain relief. For those whose pain persists despite the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two new research papers described the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain following lumbar fusion back surgery. One article surveyed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who took care of these patients. Many furnished healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors reported incorporating spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients attained maximum treatment benefit in 12 or less chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient treated with 12 sessions of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, showed an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper recounted that, though diversified manipulation was used for most back pain conditions, flexion distraction was used notably for treatment of lumbar disc syndrome with radiculopathy and lumbar stenosis. (3) Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation continues to be chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that require a more gentle and effective treatment method. Spinal Care Clinic chooses to utilize it for relief of Burlington and Hamilton back pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Michael Johnson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care of osteoporosis usually comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: 
Burlington and Hamilton OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

So many issues come into play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Recent research indicates a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in women with osteoporosis who are postmenopausal. Low BMD was associated with lower levels of B12, vitamin D, bone formation markers, and folate. Higher levels of homocysteine, inflammation, bone resorption markers, and presence of C677T polymorphism were associated with low BMD. Homocysteine production is a risk factor for inflammatory disease. It is regulated by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as causal factors. (4) With this in mind, we can talk about these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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