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September 2023 Healthy News from Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic

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Researchers reported that degenerative disc disease and low back pain transitions to chronic low back pain for a lot of patients after back surgery discectomy. How many experienced back pain beyond 6 months post-surgery? They found that nearly 15% experienced failed back surgical syndrome (FBSS). (1) Chiropractic care is recognized for its conservative treatment of back pain and neck pain. Now, the chiropractic Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is proving itself of value for easing post-surgical FBSS spine pain. A retrospective study of 69 such patients treated by 15 chiropractors well-trained in Cox® Technic protocols recorded greater than 50% relief of pain for 81% of patients in a mean of 11 visits in a 49 day period of active care. The relief at the end of care continued at 2 years follow-up: 78.6% continued with relief. The percentage of relief remained high: 71.6% at end of care and 70% at 24 months. (2) In a prospective study of patients cared for with Cox® Technic, 8 of 11 post-surgical FBSS patients stated that their opioid use was reduced or discontinued. (3) We are here to help relieve FBSS back pain that lingers after back surgery and get you back to enjoying life! 

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The straight leg raise is a versatile movement. It is used as a test by healthcare providers like your Augusta chiropractor when figuring out the source of back pain and disc involvement. A new study disclosed that the inability to do a straight leg after back surgery heightened the risk of undergoing another surgery. (4) Fortunately, it’s a pretty easy exercise. How do you do the it? Lie on a supportive surface. Bend one leg’s knee and place its foot on the floor. With the other leg flat and hips rooted on the floor, raise the straight leg off the floor. Hold for 3 seconds and lower it. Do that movement 10 times. Then, repeat with the other leg. If that is difficult, there are some variations. (5) Let's discuss what is proper for you before you start doing these on your own!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson  about the potential relief of continued pain even after back surgery did not get rid of the pain using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management

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Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic visit with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic now. We look forward to seeing you soon! We offer hope for FBSS pain relief and management!