July 2020 Healthy News from Satterwhite Chiropractic: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Oxford 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

Spinal fusion surgery. It’s a big surgery, often quite welcome by Oxford back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For those whose pain continues despite the back surgery with lumbar fusion, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two recent research papers presented the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One report reviewed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who cared for these patients. Many provided 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 achieved maximum treatment benefit in 12 or less chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient who underwent 12 visits of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, reported an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper recounted that, though diversified manipulation was performed for the majority of 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 is continually chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that necessitate a more gentle and effective treatment approach. Satterwhite Chiropractic chooses to use it for relief of Oxford 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 presents two cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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

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Oxford OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

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

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Schedule your next Oxford chiropractic appointment now with Satterwhite Chiropractic. Whether back pain after lumbar fusion surgery or osteoporosis or inflammation afflict you, Satterwhite Chiropractic is here for you!

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