No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation
In a new report, authors report on treatment outcomes of patients with implanted spinal stimulators for post-surgical continued back pain management. Patients with these devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain after back surgery. After being treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation or mobilization, patients with these stimulators reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a physician is “Do no harm”. This study shows how spinal manipulation and mobilization do just that. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers Augusta chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!
Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly
Patients with chronic neck pain have a shorter stride and less thoracic spinal rotation when walking. This will likely have long term effects on the spine. (2) What to do? Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Get Augusta chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.
Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!
National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. How many of us Augusta folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It’s shown that 150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back pain patients going. They also feel less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so effective. Our Augusta chiropractic practice promotes a walk a day to all Augusta chiropractic patients.
Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar
A meta-analysis, the highest form of research reporting, shares that NSAIDSdespite their being. one of the most frequently prescribed drugs for sciatic leg pain offer similar pain relief and overall improvement to placebo with a higher risk of adverse side-effects. (4) NSAIDs are reported as effective for spine pain in a different study, but the difference is not clinically significant between NSAIDs and placebo. It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here to help with Augusta chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today for an appointment.
March may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck may also be defined as being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is. Our Augusta chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Augusta chiropractic friends and family!
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