No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation
In a new report, authors share
treatment outcomes of patients who have implanted spinal
stimulators for pain management after back surgery. Patients with these
devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain after back surgery. After being treated with chiropractic spinal
manipulation or mobilization, the patients in
the study reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a
physician is “Do no harm”. Spinal manipulation and mobilization meet that rule
in this study’s findings. Chiropractic Associates offers Preston
chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!
Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly
Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly.
Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine does not rotate
as much. Walking like this will affect the
spine well into the future. (2) What to do? Chiropractic Associates’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Seek Preston
chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk more easily.
minutes of Exercise a Week – For All of Us Especially After Back Surgery
National guidelines suggest that we all
get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. How many of us
Preston folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery
patients do this. It’s shown that
150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back
pain patients going. They also experience
less back pain after surgery. (3)
Physical exercise is so important. Our
Preston chiropractic practice promotes a walk a day to all Preston chiropractic patients.
Pain Medications for Back and Leg Pain – Not Effective
A meta-analysis, the
highest form of research reporting, reports that NSAIDSeven
though they are one of the most frequently prescribed
drugs for sciatic leg pain offer similar pain relief and overall improvement to
placebo with a higher risk of adverse side-effects. (4) Another
study shares that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the
difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically relevant.
It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give
clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Chiropractic Associates
is here to help with Preston chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving
care! Contact Chiropractic Associates today
for an appointment.
March may be the month of luck and green-leafed
clovers, but luck may also be defined as being prepared for the
opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm
pain and leg pain, Chiropractic Associates is. Our Preston chiropractic care practice
is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our
Preston chiropractic friends and family!
Schedule an appointment today!