Gentle spinal manipulation for back pain that stays
or comes back after back surgery - sometimes called persistent post-surgical pain or post-surgical continued pain
- is demonstrating effectiveness. And Cox® Technic as utilized at our Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic clinic is receiving attention for its pain-relieving
outcomes! So have you experienced back surgery? Do you still
experience 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 try to find non-medical options like spinal
manipulation. A new meta-analysis of published data on the types
of spinal manipulation
used to treat back pain patients
with persistent spine pain after lumbar surgery concluded
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 handled with Cox® Technic documented
that in 11 visits over a 49 day treatment period 81% of the
patients got more than 50% relief of pain. The mean
percent of relief was 71.6% at the end
of care 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 anticipated to eliminate it is even more frustrating. Spinal Care Clinic proposes
Cox® Technic to decrease 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 help his
patient experienced 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
linked with better physical performance in low back pain (LBP)
sufferers with lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). Researchers analyzed
vitamin D levels and muscle strength in 200 participants. Those low in vitamin D took more time in the gait
speed, chair stand, and timed-up-and-go (TUG) tests. (3) Postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiency (especially those with below 10 ng/mL which indicated severe LDD and LBP) are noted
to have LBP and LDD. If they smoked, had a high body mass index, osteoporosis,
and no D supplementation, the moderate to severe pain was worse.
(4) Another report stated that frailty status and physical
performance measures (gait speed and TUG) were significantly linked to vitamin D concentration. (5) Spinal Care Clinic asks: How’s
your vitamin D level? Time to check it!
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