Gentle spinal manipulation for back pain that remains
or returns after back surgery - sometimes called persistent post-surgical pain or post-surgical continued pain
- is proving
effective. And Cox® Technic as used at our Oxford
chiropractic clinic is getting noticed for its pain-relieving
outcomes! So have you experienced back surgery? Do you still
have back pain…or has it returned?
You’re not alone, especially in wishing the pain would just go away
and never return. Some will opt for more
medical options like surgery or pain meds or physical therapy,
etc. Others will pursue non-medical options like spinal
manipulation. A new meta-analysis of published data on the kinds
of spinal manipulation
employed to treat back pain patients
with persistent spine pain after lumbar surgery concluded
that spinal manipulation practitioners elected to use potentially
gentler non-thrust techniques – 85% chose flexion-distraction (aka Cox® Technic)
– instead of thrust techniques. (1) A published study of 69
post-surgical patients treated with Cox® Technic documented
that in 11 visits over a 49 day treatment timeframe 81% of the
patients got more than 50% relief of pain. The mean
percent of relief was 71.6% when the active treatment time was done and 70% at 2-year-follow-up.
The relief lasted! (2)
The frustration of back pain is reasonable. The frustration
of back pain after back surgery that was hoped to get rid
of it is even more frustrating. Satterwhite Chiropractic offers
Cox® Technic to reduce the pain…and the frustration!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief his
patient experienced with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Another Reason to Be Up on Your Vitamin D!
LBP And Disc Degeneration
Higher vitamin D levels were documented to be
linked with better physical performance in low back pain (LBP)
sufferers with lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). Researchers measured
vitamin D levels and muscle strength in 200 participants. Those low in vitamin D took more time in the gait
speed, chair stand, and timed-up-and-go (TUG) tests. (3) Postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiency (particularly those with less
than 10 ng/mL which marked severe LDD and LBP) are documented
to have LBP and LDD. If they smoked, had a high body mass index, osteoporosis,
and no D supplementation, the moderate to severe pain was more.
(4) Another report indicated that frailty status and physical
performance measures (gait speed and TUG) were significantly linked to vitamin D concentration. (5) Satterwhite Chiropractic asks: What’s
your vitamin D level? Time to check it!
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