March 2017 Healthy News for Eugene Chiropractic Patients

Chiropractic Care and Spinal Stimulators for Post-Surgical Pain Management – No Adverse Side Effects

In a new report, authors report on treatment outcomes of patients with implanted spinal stimulators for post-surgical continued back pain management. Patients with these devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain post surgically. 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”. This study shows how spinal manipulation and mobilization do just that. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers Eugene chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!

Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly

Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly. Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine does not rotate as much. This will likely have long term effects on the spine. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic’s best advice: Don’t let neck pain turn chronic. Seek Eugene chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.

150 minutes of Exercise a Week – For All of Us Especially After Back Surgery

National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise a week. How many of us Eugene folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It is shown that 150 minutes keeps post-surgical back pain patients moving and away from another surgery. They also experience less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so effective. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic promotes a walk a day to all Eugene chiropractic patients.

Pain Medications for Back and Leg Pain – Not Effective Over Placebo

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 important. It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic’s non-drug Eugene chiropractic care is pain-relieving! Contact Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today for an appointment.

It may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck is also being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is. Our Eugene chiropractic care practice is pleased to share these new advances and findings with our Eugene chiropractic friends and family!

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