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July 2020 Healthy News from The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Colorado Springs 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

A spinal fusion surgery is a considerable surgical option, one often quite welcomed by Colorado Springs back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For paitents whose pain persists despite the back surgery with lumbar fusion, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two recent research papers discussed the prominent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain following lumbar fusion back surgery. One article surveyed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who took care of these patients. Many offered healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors stated 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 less chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient who underwent 12 visits of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, exhibited an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper reported that, though diversified manipulation was used 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 need a more gentle and effective treatment approach. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR chooses to use it for relief of Colorado Springs 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.

Colorado Springs chiropractic care of osteoporosis usually comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

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

So many issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Recent research points out a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in women with osteoporosis who are postmenopausal. 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 related to low BMD. Homocysteine production is a risk factor for inflammatory disease. It is regulated by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as causal factors. (4) With this in mind, we can discuss these levels and how to adjust them if needed.

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