No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation
In a new report, authors report on
treatment outcomes of patients with implanted spinal stimulators for
post-surgical continued back pain management. Patients with these
devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain after back surgery. After being treated with chiropractic spinal
manipulation or mobilization, patients with these stimulators reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a
physician is “Do no harm”. Spinal manipulation and mobilization meet that rule
in this study’s findings. Spinal Care Clinic offers Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!
Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly
Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly.
Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine doesn’t rotate
as much. This will likely have long term effects on the
spine. (2) Spinal Care Clinic’s
best advice: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Seek Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk more easily.
Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!
National guidelines suggest that we all
get 150 minutes of exercise a week. How many of us
Burlington and Hamilton folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery
patients do this. It is shown that
150 minutes keeps post-surgical back pain patients moving and away from
another surgery. They also experience
less back pain after surgery. (3)
Physical exercise is so effective. Our
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic practice promotes a walk a day to all Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients.
Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar
NSAIDs offer similar pain relief and overall
improvement as placebo but with higher risk of adverse side-effects says a new
meta-analysis, a high form of research reporting. And NSAIDs continue to be one
of the most frequently prescribed meds for sciatica! (4) Another
study reports that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the
difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically relevant.
It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give
clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Spinal Care Clinic’s
non-drug Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care is pain-relieving! Contact Spinal Care Clinic today
for an appointment.
March may be the month of luck and green-leafed
clovers, but luck may also be defined as being prepared for the
opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm
pain and leg pain, Spinal Care Clinic is. Our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care practice
is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic friends and family!
Schedule an appointment today!