Healthy News February 2024

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The great sacroiliac joint debate: does it cause pain or not? We won’t get deep into that; however, our Oxford back and leg pain sufferers may experience pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative realm, a review of how manual therapy might reduce and/or alleviate sacroiliac joint pain reported that manual therapy – though just which manual therapy technique is superior was not well defined in all the studies they read – statistically significantly enhanced disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There’s always room for additional research! Another study juxtaposed the impact of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All 3 groups were shown to have had a significant reduction in sacroiliac-associated pain. The researchers stated in their conclusion that manual therapy was effective over the long term for sacroiliac joint pain decrease and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment raised the effectiveness. (5) If we discover through our examination that sacroiliac pain is of consequence in your back pain condition, let’s ponder Oxford chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and possibly even a little exercise to deal with it!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr.  Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that incorporates exercise.

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Exercise is praised for its benefit for heart health, benefit which appears after some time of exercise say weeks or months. Researchers are sharing that even single or short-term exercise sessions offer benefit! They verified this and found that short-term exercise-induced protection provided immediate cardiac protection (like lessening the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) at low cost and in a simple way. (6) We know that our exercise-adverse Oxford chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s a first step! And more bonuses of exercise for low back pain sufferers are reported. A rehab exercise program for normal and overweight patients showed improvement in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein as well as improvement in cardiovascular risk and lumbar muscle. (7) Time to add exercise?

In this month of hearts (Happy belated Valentine’s Day), take care of your heart and spine! Satterwhite Chiropractic is pleased to be your Oxford chiropractic partner in this project. See you soon!

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