Palmer Chiropractic Centers Healthy News for March 2017

No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation

In a new report, authors 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center offers Lynchburg 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. This will likely have long term effects on the spine. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center’s best advice: Don’t let neck pain turn chronic. Get Lynchburg chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.

150 minutes of Exercise a Week – For All of Us Especially After Back Surgery

National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise a week. Only 52% of us Lynchburg non-back pain folks do this! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It’s shown that 150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back pain patients going. These post-surgical patients also experience less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so effective. Our Lynchburg chiropractic practice encourages a simple walk a day to all Lynchburg chiropractic patients.

Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar

A meta-analysis, the highest form of research reporting, reports that NSAIDSeven though they are 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 relevant. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Palmer Chiropractic Center is here to help with Lynchburg chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Palmer Chiropractic Center 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, Palmer Chiropractic Center is. Our Lynchburg chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Lynchburg chiropractic friends and family!

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