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

Lynchburg 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

Spinal fusion surgery. It is a big surgery, often quite welcome by Lynchburg back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For paitents whose pain persists despite the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope still exists with chiropractic care. Two recent research papers presented the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One report reviewed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who took care of these patients. Many provided healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors reported incorporating spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients achieved maximum treatment benefit in 12 or fewer chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient who underwent 12 visits of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, showed an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper recounted that, though diversified manipulation was used for most back pain conditions, flexion distraction was used prominently for treatment of lumbar disc syndrome with radiculopathy and lumbar stenosis. (3) Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation is continually chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that need a more gentle and effective treatment approach. Palmer Chiropractic Center chooses to use it for relief of Lynchburg 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 a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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

Lynchburg CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: 
Lynchburg 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 postmenopausal osteoporosis. 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 talk about these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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