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

Williamson 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 Williamson back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For paitents whose pain continues in spite of the back surgery with lumbar fusion, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two new research papers described the prominent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One article surveyed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who took care of these patients. Many provided healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors relayed that they incorporated spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients got maximum treatment benefit in 12 or fewer chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient treated with 12 visits of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, exhibited an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper reported that, though diversified manipulation was used for most back pain conditions, flexion distraction was used notably 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 method. Apple Country Chiropractic chooses to utilize it for relief of Williamson 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 describes a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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

Williamson CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: 
Williamson 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 their adjustment if needed.

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Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment today with Apple Country Chiropractic. Whether back pain after lumbar fusion surgery or osteoporosis or inflammation bother you, Apple Country Chiropractic is here for you!

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