March 2017 Healthy News for Preston Chiropractic Patients

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.

150 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 Over Placebo

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!

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