Sciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back Surgery!
Options for relief of back pain and leg pain are surgical and non-surgical. Pain reducing chiropractic care is non-surgical and even post-surgical. A newly published paper questioned the long-term results of randomized clinical trials of surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume spine center collected long-term outcome reports from 246 surgical patients. The review discovered that 26% of patients underwent re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who reported a negative recovery also had worse back and leg pain than the 65% who reported a favorable recovery outcome. The authors concluded that patient selection for surgery is vital to outcomes and informing patients about the chances for a less than perfect outcome. (1) It surely comes down to the proper treatment for the proper condition as well as having realistic expectations for all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We cooperate with great local spine surgeons for those patients needing their skills. For one patient who underwent spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care relieved symptoms she had after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – as well as decreased her opioid medication use and improved her low limb function. (2) Fortunately, there is rising interest in the role of spinal manipulation therapy for low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that used to be called “failed back surgical syndrome” and today is more often referred to as “persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome” (PSCP). (3) Whatever it’s called, it is spine-related pain that continues or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation used at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is gaining momentum in its use and its successful pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In one study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% demonstrated better than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had continued pain relief of greater than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is relieving for many Augusta back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even post-surgically!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
The most common cause of Augusta myelopathy in the cervical spine is cervical spondylosis. Due to chronic compression of the spine cord and its resulting neurological disability in sufferers 55 years of age and over, cervical spondylosis decreases sufferers’ quality of life. Researchers wanting to help patients with this condition also want to find answers. Does nutrition play a role in cervical myelopathy’s care, its development, and its influence on surgical outcomes? In one review of 5835 papers of which 44 were pertinent, poorer recoveries physically and mentally and complications after surgery were seen in obese patients. An unbalanced diet, history of alcohol abuse, and malnourishment were linked to lower post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to state that nutrition may have a significant role in enhancing the surgical outcome for degenerative cervical myelopathy patients. (5) One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as it is documented to suppress inflammation and reduce oxidative stress and thereby safeguard cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to discuss this condition and present chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy.
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