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July 2020 Healthy News from Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

St. Francisville chiropractic spinal manipulation assists post-surgical continued back pain patients discover relief of their pain despite fusion.  

DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY

A spinal fusion surgery is a considerable surgical option, one often quite welcomed by St. Francisville back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For those whose pain continues in spite of the back surgery with lumbar fusion, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two new research papers discussed the prominent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One article surveyed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who cared for these patients. Many offered healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors relayed that they incorporated spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients achieved maximum treatment benefit in 12 or fewer chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient who underwent 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 reported that, though diversified manipulation was used for the majority of 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 is continually chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that need a more gentle and effective treatment method. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville chooses to utilize it for relief of St. Francisville 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 presents two cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

St. Francisville chiropractic care of osteoporosis usually comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

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St. Francisville OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

Numerous issues come into 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 discuss these levels and how to adjust them if needed.

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