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 proving
effective. And Cox® Technic as utilized at our Vancouver
chiropractic clinic is getting noticed for its pain-relieving
outcomes! So have you experienced back surgery? Do you still
suffer with back pain…or has it come back?
You’re not alone, especially in wanting the pain gone. Some will opt for more
medical selections like surgery or pain meds or physical therapy,
etc. Others will seek 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 determined
that spinal manipulation practitioners elected to use potentially
gentler non-thrust techniques – 85% chose flexion-distraction (aka Cox® Technic)
– instead of thrust techniques. (1) A published study of 69
post-surgical patients treated with Cox® Technic recorded
that in 11 visits over a 49 day treatment period 81% of the
patients attained 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 get rid
of it is even more frustrating. Vancouver Disc Centers extends
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 describes the relief his
patient got 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 found to be
linked with better physical performance in low back pain (LBP)
sufferers with lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). Researchers measured
vitamin D levels and muscle strength in 200 participants. It required
more time for those who had low levels of vitamin D to perform these
speed, chair stand, and timed-up-and-go (TUG) tests. (3) Postmenopausal women who
had vitamin D deficiency (especially those with less
than 10 ng/mL which marked severe LDD and LBP) are documented
to have LBP and LDD. Add in smoking, high body mass index, osteoporosis,
and no D supplementation, and the moderate to severe pain was worse.
(4) Another report stated that frailty status and physical
performance measures (gait speed and TUG) were significantly associated
with vitamin D concentration. (5) Vancouver Disc Centers asks: How’s
your vitamin D level? Time to check it!
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