No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation
In a new report, researchers 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, the patients in the study 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. Moriarty Chiropractic offers Nashua 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) Moriarty Chiropractic’s best advice: Don’t let neck pain turn chronic. Get Nashua chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.
Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!
National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise a week. How many of us Nashua folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It is shown that 150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back pain patients going. These post-surgical patients also feel less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. Moriarty Chiropractic encourages a simple walk a day to all Nashua chiropractic patients.
Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar
A meta-analysis, the highest form of research reporting, reports that NSAIDSdespite their being. 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) NSAIDs are reported as effective for spine pain in a different study, but the difference is not clinically relevant between NSAIDs and placebo. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Moriarty Chiropractic is here to help with Nashua chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Moriarty Chiropractic today for an appointment.
March 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, Moriarty Chiropractic is. Our Nashua chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Nashua chiropractic friends and family!
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