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. Vancouver Spine Care Centre encourages a simple walk a day to all Vancouver chiropractic
Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar
NSAIDs offer similar pain relief and overall
improvement as placebo but with higher risk of adverse side-effects says a new
meta-analysis, a high form of research reporting. And NSAIDs continue to be one
of the most frequently prescribed meds for sciatica! (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!
Schedule an appointment today!