NON-SURGICAL DISC HERNIATION RELIEF
Back pain sufferers with disc herniations state benefit from non-surgical treatment. A study of Medicare patients with chronic low back pain documented higher quality of life scores and more satisfaction with their spinal manipulative therapy care than those treated with prescription drug therapy. (1) Low back pain sufferers in a randomized control trial who were treated with chiropractic (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction management for their low back pain experienced significantly greater pain relief than those who underwent physical therapy’s active trunk exercise protocol. The patients who also experienced radiculopathy - spine-related extremity leg pain - were significantly better when they underwent treatment with flexion distraction decompression manipulation. (2) Humans - and dachshunds - can be so well-cared for with the right treatment plan! An interesting side-story that came up while doing research for this blog: 34 of 40 long-spined dachshunds with T3-L3 myelopathy presumedly linked to disc herniation did quite well with non-surgical treatment, particularly those who began care with motor function undamaged. They had minimal recurrence rates at 1 year (5%) and 2 years (11%), too. (3) Conservative care for spine pain, disc herniation, back pain, and leg pain is beneficial for many!
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Keep Your Balance: Stenosis, Fall Risk, Manipulation
In older folks, a higher risk of fracture in the coming year was related to a fresh fall within the past 4 months. (4) Risk of a recurrent fall for men and women or an injury from a fall in women was intensified in those with severe low back pain or extremity leg pain. (5) Suggested physical, psychological, and environmental goals in managing fall-risk in the elderly involved improved muscle function, decreased fear of falling, and better balance. (6) With balance improvement in mind, a new study tested a treatment protocol including (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction spinal manipulation for older persons with lumbar spinal stenosis. Balance test outcomes got better. Subjective score outcomes were statistically and clinically meaningful. (7) Augusta balance is so important. Together, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic and you can work to improve yours and/or that of a loved one.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents his treatment plan with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with spinal stenosis, back pain, and balance issues.
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