NON-SURGICAL DISC HERNIATION RELIEF
Back pain sufferers with disc herniations describe benefit from non-surgical treatment. A study of Medicare patients with chronic low back pain related higher quality of life scores and greater satisfaction with their spinal manipulative therapy care than those managed with prescription drug therapy. (1) Low back pain sufferers in a randomized control trial who were treated with chiropractic (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction management for their low back pain had significantly greater pain relief than those who had physical therapy’s active trunk exercise protocol. The patients who had radiculopathy - spine-related extremity leg pain - were significantly better when they underwent treatment with flexion distraction decompression manipulation. (2) Humans - and dachshunds - can be so well-cared for with the proper care! An interesting side-story that appeared while doing research for this blog: 34 of 40 long-spined dachshunds with T3-L3 myelopathy supposedly linked to disc herniation responded well to non-surgical treatment, especially those who began care with motor function intact. They had low recurrence rates at 1 year (5%) and 2 years (11%), too. (3) Conservative care for spine pain, disc herniation, back pain, and leg pain is successful for many!
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Keep Your Balance: Stenosis, Fall Risk, Manipulation
In older people, a greater risk of fracture in the coming year was associated with a fresh fall within the past 4 months. (4) Risk of a recurrent fall for men and women or an injury from a fall in women was higher in those with severe low back pain or extremity leg pain. (5) Suggested physical, psychological, and environmental goals in managing fall-risk in the elderly involved muscle function improvement, lowered fear of falling, and improved balance. (6) With balance improvement in mind, a recent study analyzed a treatment protocol incorporating (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction spinal manipulation for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Balance test outcomes got better. Subjective score outcomes were statistically and clinically meaningful. (7) Nashua balance is so crucial. Together, Moriarty Chiropractic and you can work to improve yours and/or that of a loved one.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares his treatment plan with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with spinal stenosis, back pain, and balance issues.
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