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March 2017 Healthy News for Colorado Springs Chiropractic Patients

Chiropractic Care and Spinal Stimulators for Post-Surgical Pain Management – No Adverse Side Effects

In a new report, researchers report on 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 post surgically. After being treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation or mobilization, patients with these stimulators 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. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers Colorado Springs 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. Walking like this will affect the spine well into the future. (2) What to do? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Seek Colorado Springs chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk more easily.

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

National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Only 52% of us Colorado Springs non-back pain folks do this! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It is shown that 150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back pain patients going. These post-surgical patients also have less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR urges all of our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients to do something every day like take a little walk.

Pain Medications for Back and Leg Pain – Not Effective Over Placebo

A meta-analysis, the highest form of research reporting, reports 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 important. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is here to help with Colorado Springs chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today for an appointment.

It may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck may also be defined as being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is. Our Colorado Springs chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Colorado Springs chiropractic friends and family!

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