DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY
A spinal fusion surgery is a considerable surgical option, one often quite welcomed by Augusta back pain sufferers wanting pain relief. For those whose pain persists regardless of the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope still exists with chiropractic care. Two recent research papers discussed the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One article reviewed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who treated these patients. Many offered healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors stated that they incorporated spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients reached maximum treatment benefit in 12 or fewer chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient treated with 12 visits of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, reported an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper recounted that, though diversified manipulation was performed for most back pain conditions, flexion distraction was used notably for treatment of lumbar disc syndrome with radiculopathy and lumbar stenosis. (3) Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation continues to be chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that need a more gentle and effective treatment approach. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic chooses to utilize it for relief of Augusta 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 describes a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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Augusta OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION
Numerous issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Recent research indicates 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 related to low BMD. Homocysteine production is a risk factor for inflammatory disease. It is controlled by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as contributing factors. (4) With this knowledge, we can talk about these levels and their adjustment if needed.
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