Healthy News from Vancouver Spine Care Centre for March 2017

No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation

In a new report, researchers share 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”. Spinal manipulation and mobilization meet that rule in this study’s findings. Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers Vancouver chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!

Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly

Patients with chronic neck pain have a shorter stride and less thoracic spinal rotation when walking. This will likely have long term effects on the spine. (2) What to do? Vancouver Spine Care Centre’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Seek Vancouver chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.

Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!

National guidelines suggest that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Only 52% of us Vancouver non-back pain folks do this! 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. They also feel less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so effective. Our Vancouver chiropractic practice encourages a simple walk a day to all Vancouver chiropractic patients.

Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar

A meta-analysis, the highest form of research reporting, shares that NSAIDSdespite their being. one of the most frequently prescribed drugs for sciatic leg pain offer similar pain relief and overall improvement to placebo with a higher risk of adverse side-effects. (4) Another study reports that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically significant. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Vancouver Spine Care Centre is here to help with Vancouver chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Vancouver Spine Care Centre today for an appointment.

It may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck is also being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, Vancouver Spine Care Centre is. Our Vancouver chiropractic care practice is pleased to share these new advances and findings with our Vancouver chiropractic friends and family!

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