Sciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back Surgery!
Surgical and non-surgical options are open to back pain and leg pain sufferers. Pain reducing chiropractic care is non-surgical and even post-surgical. A recent published paper questioned the long-term outcomes of randomized clinical trials of surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume spine center gathered long-term outcome reports from 246 surgical patients. The review found that 26% of patients had a re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who reported an unfavorable recovery also had worse back and leg pain than the 65% who reported a favorable recovery outcome. The authors summarized that patient selection for surgery is vital to outcomes and explaining fully the chances for a less favorable outcome. (1) It surely comes down to the proper treatment for the right condition as well as having reasonable expectations for all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We work with talented local spine surgeons for those patients requiring their skills. For one patient who had spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care relieved symptoms she had after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – as well as decreased her opioid medication use and bettered her low limb function. (2) Fortunately, there is growing interest in the role of spinal manipulation therapy for low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that used to be called “failed back surgical syndrome” and today is more often referred to as “persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome” (PSCP). (3) Whatever it is called, it’s spine-related pain that continues or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation used at Moriarty Chiropractic is garnering notice for its use and its effective pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In a study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% showed better than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had continued pain relief of better than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic is relieving for many Nashua back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even after back surgery!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Nashua CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
The most common cause of Nashua myelopathy in the cervical spine is cervical spondylosis. Due to chronic compression of the spine cord and its resulting neurological disability in sufferers 55 years of age and over, cervical spondylosis decreases sufferers’ quality of life. Researchers wanting to help patients with this condition also want to find answers. Does nutrition play a role in cervical myelopathy’s care, its development, and its influence on surgical outcomes? In one review of 5835 papers of which 44 were relevant, poorer recoveries physically and mentally and complications after surgery were seen in obese patients. An unbalanced diet, history of alcohol abuse, and malnourishment were associated with reduced post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to explain that nutrition may have a significant role in enhancing the surgical outcome in degenerative cervical myelopathy patients. (5) One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as it is found to suppress inflammation and reduce oxidative stress and thereby safeguard cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) Moriarty Chiropractic is prepared to talk about this condition and share chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy.
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Make your next Nashua chiropractic appointment today. We treat sciatic leg pain non-surgically and post-surgically and understand the nuances of cervical spine myelopathy well and see that nutrition is an essential piece of its treatment plan. See you soon!