Gentle spinal manipulation for back pain that stays
or returns after back surgery - sometimes called persistent post-surgical pain or post-surgical continued pain
- is demonstrating effectiveness. And Cox® Technic as offered at our Pflugerville
chiropractic clinic is receiving attention for its pain-alleviating
outcomes! So have you had back surgery? Do you still
experience back pain…or has it come back?
are not alone, especially in wishing the pain would just go away
and never return. Some will choose more
medical options like surgery or pain meds or physical therapy,
etc. Others will pursue non-medical options like spinal
manipulation. A recent meta-analysis of published data on the kinds
of spinal manipulation
employed to treat back pain patients
with persistent spine pain after lumbar surgery determined
that spinal manipulation practitioners chose 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 recorded
that in 11 visits over a 49 day treatment period 81% of the
patients reported more than 50% relief of pain. The mean
percent of relief was 71.6% when the active treatment time was done and 70% at 2-year-follow-up.
The relief continued! (2)
The frustration of back pain is reasonable. The frustration
of back pain after back surgery that was anticipated to eliminate it is even more frustrating. Pflugerville Wellness Center offers
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 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
associated with better physical performance in low back pain (LBP)
sufferers with lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). Researchers calculated
vitamin D levels and muscle strength in 200 participants. Those low in vitamin D required 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 less
than 10 ng/mL which indicated 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 elevated.
(4) Another report stated that frailty status and physical
performance measures (gait speed and TUG) were significantly associated
with vitamin D concentration. (5) Pflugerville Wellness Center asks: How’s
your vitamin D level? Time to check it!
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