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August 2022 Healthy News from The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Effective Treatment of Disc Herniation and Balance Improvement

Often, the Colorado Springs disc herniation treatment at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR successfully reduces back pain for those with disc herniation. (Veterinarians treat dachshunds’ discs conservatively, too!)
 

NON-SURGICAL DISC HERNIATION RELIEF

Back pain sufferers with disc herniations report benefit from non-surgical treatment. A study of Medicare patients with chronic low back pain related higher quality of life scores and greater satisfaction with their spinal manipulative therapy care than those managed with prescription drug therapy. (1) Low back pain sufferers in a randomized control trial who underwent chiropractic (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction management for their low back pain experienced significantly greater pain relief than those who were treated with physical therapy’s active trunk exercise protocol. The back pain sufferers who also experienced radiculopathy - spine-related extremity sciatica - were significantly better when they underwent treatment with flexion distraction decompression manipulation. (2) Humans - and dachshunds - can be so lucky with the proper treatment plan! An interesting side-story that came up while doing research for this blog: 34 of 40 long-spined dachshunds with T3-L3 myelopathy presumedly related to disc herniation responded well to non-surgical treatment, especially those who began care with motor function undamaged. They had minimal recurrence rates at 1 year (5%) and 2 years (11%), too. (3) Conservative care for spine pain, disc herniation, back pain, and leg pain is successful for many! 

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR delivers spinal manipulation among other services to improve balance in older patients at risk of falling and those with spinal stenosis. 
 

Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

Keep Your Balance: Stenosis, Fall Risk, Manipulation

In older people, a greater risk of fracture in the coming year was associated with a fresh fall within the past 4 months. (4) Risk of a recurrent fall for men and women or an injury from a fall in women was higher in those with severe low back pain or extremity leg pain. (5) Suggested physical, psychological, and environmental goals in managing fall-risk in the elderly involved muscle function improvement, lowered fear of falling, and better balance. (6) With balance improvement in mind, a recent study tested a treatment protocol including (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction spinal manipulation for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Balance test outcomes improved. Subjective score outcomes were statistically and clinically meaningful. (7) Colorado Springs balance is so crucial. Together, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR and you can work to improve yours and/or that of a loved one.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his treatment plan with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with spinal stenosis, back pain, and balance issues.

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