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

Eugene chiropractic spinal manipulation helps post-surgical continued back pain patients discover relief of their pain despite fusion.  

DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY

A spinal fusion surgery is a considerable surgical option, one often quite welcomed by Eugene back pain sufferers wanting pain relief. For paitents whose pain continues in spite of the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope still exists with chiropractic care. Two new research papers described the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain following 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 reported incorporating 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 treated with 12 sessions of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, showed an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper recounted that, though diversified manipulation was used 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 require a more gentle and effective treatment approach. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic chooses to use it for relief of Eugene 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.

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

Eugene CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: 
Eugene OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

Numerous issues come into play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Current research points out a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in postmenopausal osteoporosis. 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 in mind, we can talk about these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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

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