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Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisvilles Healthy News for March 2017

Chiropractic Care and Spinal Stimulators for Post-Surgical Pain Management – No Adverse Side Effects

In a new report, researchers report on treatment outcomes of patients who have implanted spinal stimulators for pain management after back surgery. 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, the patients in the study 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. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers St. Francisville chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!

Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly

Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly. Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine doesn’t rotate as much. Walking like this will affect the spine well into the future. (2) What to do? Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Get St. Francisville chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk more easily.

150 minutes of Exercise a Week – For All of Us Especially After Back Surgery

National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. How many of us St. Francisville 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. These post-surgical patients also feel less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages a simple walk a day to all St. Francisville chiropractic patients.

Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar

NSAIDs offer similar pain relief and overall improvement as placebo but with higher risk of adverse side-effects says a new meta-analysis, a high form of research reporting. And NSAIDs continue to be one of the most frequently prescribed meds for sciatica! (4) Another study reports that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically important. It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville’s non-drug St. Francisville chiropractic care is pain-relieving! Contact Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is. Our St. Francisville chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our St. Francisville chiropractic friends and family!

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