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Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery St. Francisville Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, St. Francisville back pain sufferers will do well to undergo chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the usefulness of non-surgical treatment for back pain relief. InSt. Francisville Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is the chiropractic care clinic for both!


Self-care is often recommended as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that doesn’t produce the desired results, adding non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is recommended by medical physician organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville uses a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment in the form of Cox® Technic for relief of back pain that may well assist St. Francisville back pain sufferers evade back surgery and control their back pain more self-sufficiently.


Back pain sufferers want to help themselves as much as possible. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville realizes this. Exercise is documented to be valuable for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The proper type of exercise is key, so we will discuss what’s proper for you! Maybe Pilates would be your exercise of choice. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who undertook a Pilates-based exercise program discovered that the pain patients better functioned and managed their pain condition more autonomously and efficiently. They did better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to manage their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, helped them enjoy a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits arose without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients scheduled for back surgery. They explained the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They set up exercise programs for each patient to perform. They discovered that back pain patients who underwent this pre-surgery program of explanation and exercise benefitted in several ways: The back pain sufferers felt better exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ mental state improved as they exercised. They had time to mull over their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not describe symptom improvement responded well to this program as they felt more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes St. Francisville back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Control not cure is a reasonable objective when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today. You will find an individualized chiropractic treatment plan that consists of Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well produce the St. Francisville back pain relief you want without back surgery.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery. 
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