July 2020 Healthy News from Vancouver Spine Care Centre: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Vancouver chiropractic spinal manipulation helps post-surgical continued back pain patients discover relief of their pain despite fusion.  

DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY

Spinal fusion surgery. It’s a big surgery, often quite welcome by Vancouver back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For those whose pain continues despite the back surgery with lumbar fusion, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two recent research papers discussed the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain following lumbar fusion back surgery. One article 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 relayed that they incorporated 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 treated with 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 performed 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 continues to be chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that necessitate a more gentle and effective treatment approach. Vancouver Spine Care Centre chooses to utilize it for relief of Vancouver 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.

Vancouver chiropractic care of osteoporosis often comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: 
Vancouver OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

So many issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Current research points out 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 associated with 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 causal factors. (4) With this in mind, we can discuss these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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