DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY
A spinal fusion surgery is a considerable surgical option, one often quite welcomed by Easley back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For paitents whose pain persists in spite of the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope still exists with chiropractic care. Two new research papers described the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One report reviewed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who cared for these patients. Many gave healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors reported incorporating spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients attained 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 recounted that, though diversified manipulation was performed for the majority of back pain conditions, flexion distraction was used prominently for treatment of lumbar disc syndrome with radiculopathy and lumbar stenosis. (3) Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation continues to be chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that require a more gentle and effective treatment method. Young Chiropractic chooses to utilize it for relief of Easley 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 describes a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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Easley OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION
Numerous issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Recent research points out a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in women with osteoporosis who are postmenopausal. 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 regulated by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as contributing factors. (4) With this knowledge, we can discuss these levels and their adjustment if needed.
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