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Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Augusta Chiropractic Care and Exercise

March 12, 2019

Before undergoing back surgery, Augusta back pain sufferers will do well to undergo chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the value of non-surgical treatment for back pain relief. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is the chiropractic care office in Augusta for both!


Self-care is often proposed as initial treatment for back pain patients. If that does not produce the desired results, adding 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 organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic specializes in a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment called Cox® Technic to relieve back pain that may well assist Augusta back pain sufferers refrain from back surgery and control their back pain more self-sufficiently.


Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows this. Exercise is shown valuable for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The right type of exercise is key, so we will discuss what is suitable for you! Maybe Pilates would be your “thing”. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who tried a Pilates-based exercise program found that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more autonomously and efficiently. They did better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to manage their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, motivated them to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits resulted without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients scheduled for back surgery. They described the back pain condition to the patients carefully. They established exercise programs for each patient to do. They found that back pain patients who experienced this pre-surgery program of description 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 improved as they exercised. They had time to reflect on their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not report symptom improvement responded well to this program as they thought themselves more confident managing their pain themselves. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes Augusta back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Control not cure is a realistic objective when coping 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 Augusta chiropractic appointment today. You will find a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well produce the Augusta back pain relief you want without back surgery.

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