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January 2022 Healthy News from The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Sciatic Leg Pain Relief and Cervical Spine Myelopathy Nutrition

The Colorado Springs chiropractic relieving care of sciatic leg pain works non-surgically and post-surgically for many sufferers.

Sciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back Surgery!

Surgical and non-surgical options are open to back pain and leg pain sufferers. Pain reducing chiropractic care is non-surgical and even post-surgical. A recent published paper questioned the long-term outcomes of randomized clinical trials of surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume spine center collected long-term outcome reports from 246 surgical patients. The review found that 26% of patients underwent re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who reported a negative recovery also experienced worse back and leg pain than the 65% who had a better recovery outcome. The authors concluded that patient selection for surgery is vital to outcomes and informing patients about the chances for a less than perfect outcome. (1) It certainly comes down to the proper treatment for the right condition as well as having reasonable expectations for all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We work with talented local spine surgeons for those patients requiring their skills. For one patient who had spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care alleviated symptoms she had after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – as well as reduced her opioid medication use and bettered her low limb function(2) Luckily, there is growing interest in the role of spinal manipulation therapy for low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that was formerly called “failed back surgical syndrome” and today is more often referred to as “persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome” (PSCP). (3) Whatever it is called, it’s spine-related pain that continues or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation utilized at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is garnering notice for its use and its effective pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In a study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% showed greater than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had sustained pain relief of greater than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is relieving for many Colorado Springs back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even after back surgery!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR presents the nutritional factors in cervical spine myelopathy in its development and management. 

Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:  Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

The most common cause of Colorado Springs myelopathy in the cervical spine is cervical spondylosis. Due to chronic compression of the spine cord and its resulting neurological disability in sufferers 55 years of age and over, cervical spondylosis decreases sufferers’ quality of life. Researchers desiring to help patients with this condition also want to have some answers for them. Does nutrition play a role in cervical myelopathy’s care, its development, and its influence on surgical outcomes? In one review of 5835 papers of which 44 were pertinent, poorer recoveries physically and mentally as well as complications after surgery were seen in obese patients. An unbalanced diet, history of alcohol abuse, and malnourishment were associated with lower post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to state that nutrition may play a significant role in enhancing the surgical outcome in degenerative cervical myelopathy patients(5) One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as it is documented to suppress inflammation and decrease oxidative stress and thereby safeguard cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is prepared to discuss this condition and present chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy.

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Happy New Year! We look forward to taking care of you in 2022!

Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. We treat sciatica non-surgically and post-surgically and comprehend the nuances of cervical spine myelopathy enough to see that nutrition is an important piece of its treatment plan. See you soon!

 

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