Healthy News from Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 with implanted spinal stimulators for post-surgical continued back pain management. Patients with these devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain after back surgery. 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”. This study shows how spinal manipulation and mobilization do just that. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers Baton Rouge chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!

Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly

Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly. Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine does not rotate as much. This will likely have long term effects on the spine. (2) What to do? Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain turn chronic. Seek Baton Rouge chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.

Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!

National guidelines suggest that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. How many of us Baton Rouge 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. They also experience less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation urges all of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to do something every day like take a little walk.

Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar

A meta-analysis, the highest form of research reporting, shares 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) NSAIDs are reported as effective for spine pain in a different study, but the difference is not clinically significant between NSAIDs and placebo. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is here to help with Baton Rouge chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is. Our Baton Rouge chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Baton Rouge chiropractic friends and family!

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