Sciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back Surgery!
Options for relief of back pain and leg pain are surgical and non-surgical. Pain reducing chiropractic care is non-surgical and even post-surgical. A recent published paper questioned the long-term outcomes of randomized clinical trials of surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume spine center collected long-term outcome reports from 246 surgical patients. The review discovered that 26% of patients underwent re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who related a negative recovery also had worse back and leg pain than the 65% who reported a favorable recovery outcome. The authors summarized that patient selection for surgery is important to outcomes as well as informing patients about the chances for a less favorable outcome. (1) It certainly comes down to the proper treatment for the proper condition as well as having realistic expectations for all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We cooperate with talented local spine surgeons for those patients requiring their skills. For one patient who had spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care eased symptoms she experienced after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – and decreased her opioid medication use and improved her low limb function. (2) Fortunately, there is rising interest in the role of spinal manipulation therapy for low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that was formerly called “failed back surgical syndrome” and today is more often referred to as “persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome” (PSCP). (3) Whatever it is called, it’s spine-related pain that continues or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation used at Young Chiropractic is gaining momentum in its use and its effective pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In one study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% demonstrated greater than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had sustained pain relief of greater than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at Young Chiropractic is relieving for many Easley back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even after back surgery!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Easley CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
The most usual cause of Easley myelopathy in the cervical spine is cervical spondylosis. Due to chronic compression of the spine cord and its resulting neurological disability in sufferers 55 years of age and over, cervical spondylosis decreases sufferers’ quality of life. Researchers wanting to help patients with this condition also want to find answers. Does nutrition play a role in cervical myelopathy’s care, its development, and its influence on surgical outcomes? In one review of 5835 papers of which 44 were relevant, poorer improvements physically and mentally and complications after surgery were seen in obese patients. An unbalanced diet, history of alcohol abuse, and malnourishment were linked to lower post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to state that nutrition may play a significant role in optimizing the surgical outcome for degenerative cervical myelopathy patients. (5) One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as it is documented to suppress inflammation and decrease oxidative stress and thereby safeguard cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) Young Chiropractic is ready to talk about this condition and share chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy.
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