July 2020 Healthy News from Pflugerville Wellness Center: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Pflugerville chiropractic spinal manipulation assists 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 Pflugerville back pain sufferers wanting pain relief. For those whose pain persists regardless of the back surgery with lumbar fusion, hope still exists 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 report surveyed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who cared for these patients. Many offered healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors stated that they incorporated spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients reached maximum treatment benefit in 12 or fewer chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient treated with 12 sessions of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, reported an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper reported that, though diversified manipulation was used for most back pain conditions, flexion distraction was delivered prominently 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 necessitate a more gentle and effective treatment method. Pflugerville Wellness Center chooses to use it for relief of Pflugerville 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.

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

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Pflugerville OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

So many issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Current research points out 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 controlled by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as contributing factors. (4) With this in mind, we can talk about these levels and how to adjust them if needed.

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Arrange your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment now with Pflugerville Wellness Center. Whether back pain after lumbar fusion surgery or osteoporosis or inflammation affect you, Pflugerville Wellness Center is your healthcare partner to help!

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