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

San Jose 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 San Jose back pain sufferers wanting 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 report reviewed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who treated these patients. Many offered 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 attained maximum treatment benefit in 12 or less chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient who underwent 12 sessions 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 performed for most back pain conditions, flexion distraction was delivered notably 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 method. Chiropractic Solutions chooses to use it for relief of San Jose 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 describes a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

San Jose chiropractic care of osteoporosis often comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

San Jose CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: 
San Jose OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

So many issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Recent research indicates a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Low BMD was accompanied by 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 controlled by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as contributing factors. (4) With this knowledge, we can discuss these levels and how to adjust them if needed.

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