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Healthy News February 2024

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The great sacroiliac joint debate: does it cause pain or not? We won’t go deep into that; however, our Vancouver back and leg pain sufferers may feel pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative realm, a review of how manual therapy may decrease and/or alleviate sacroiliac joint pain documented that manual therapy – though just which manual therapy technique is superior was not well defined in all the studies they read – statistically significantly improved disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There is always room for more research! Another study juxtaposed the impact of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All of the groups were shown to have experienced a significant reduction in sacroiliac-associated pain. The researchers concluded that manual therapy was effective in the long term for sacroiliac joint pain reduction and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment elevated the effectiveness. (5) If we discover through our examination that sacroiliac pain is of concern in your back pain condition, let’s consider Vancouver chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and maybe a little exercise to deal with it!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr.  Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes exercise.

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Exercise is admired for its benefit for heart health, benefit which emerges after a few weeks or month of exercise. Researchers are sharing that even single or short-term exercise sessions offer benefit! They verified this and found that short-term exercise-induced protection provided immediate cardiac protection (like lessening the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) at low cost and in a simple way. (6) We know that our exercise-adverse Vancouver chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s the first step! And more bonuses of exercise for low back pain sufferers are reported. A rehab exercise program for normal and overweight patients documented improvement in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein as well as improvement in cardiovascular risk and lumbar muscle. (7) Time to add exercise?

In this month of hearts (Happy belated Valentine’s Day), take care of your heart and spine! Vancouver Disc Centers is honored to be your Vancouver chiropractic partner in this effort. See you soon!

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