No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation
In a new report, researchers 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. Satterwhite Chiropractic offers Oxford
chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!
Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly
Patients with chronic neck pain have a shorter stride and less
thoracic spinal rotation when walking. This will likely have long term effects on the
spine. (2) What to do? Satterwhite Chiropractic’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain turn chronic. Get Oxford
chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.
Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!
National guidelines recommend that we all
get 150 minutes of exercise a week. How many of us
Oxford folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery
patients do this. It is shown that
150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back
pain patients going. These post-surgical patients also feel
less back pain after surgery. (3)
Physical exercise is so effective. Satterwhite Chiropractic promotes a walk a day to all Oxford 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 says that there are no simple analgesics that give
clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Satterwhite Chiropractic
is here to help with Oxford chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving
care! Contact Satterwhite Chiropractic 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, Satterwhite Chiropractic is. Our Oxford chiropractic care practice
is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our
Oxford chiropractic friends and family!
Schedule an appointment today!