Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Eugene Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, Eugene back pain sufferers will do well to undergo chiropractic care and exercise. Research keeps documenting the benefit of non-surgical care for back pain relief. InEugene Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is the chiropractic care clinic for both!


Self-care is often recommended as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that does not work, including non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is promoted by medical physician groups like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment known as Cox® Technic for relief of back pain that may well help Eugene back pain sufferers avoid back surgery and manage their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows this. Exercise is documented to be beneficial for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The proper form of exercise is vital, so we’ll talk about what is right for you! Maybe Pilates would be your exercise of choice. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who undertook a Pilates-based exercise program revealed that the pain patients better functioned and managed their pain condition more autonomously and effectively. They performed better at work, took pleasure in hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to make do with their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, motivated them to discover a healthier way of life. (3) These benefits arose without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients headed to back surgery. They explained the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They set up exercise programs for each patient to do. They found that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of explanation and exercise benefitted in several ways: The back pain sufferers noticed improvement exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ mood got better as they exercised. They had time to mull over their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who didn’t describe symptom improvement responded well to this program as they thought themselves more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes Eugene back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. Control not cure is a reasonable objective when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment today. You will find a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that consists of Cox® Technic and exercise you find doable may well deliver the Eugene back pain relief you want without back surgery.

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic suggests beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery. 
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