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Soft Health and Healing Clinic’s Healthy News for March 2017

Chiropractic Care and Spinal Stimulators for Post-Surgical Pain Management – No Adverse Side Effects

In a new report, researchers share 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 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”. Spinal manipulation and mobilization meet that rule in this study’s findings. Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers Brooks 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. Walking like this will affect the spine well into the future. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic’s best advice: Don’t let neck pain turn chronic. Seek Brooks chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk more easily.

150 minutes of Exercise a Week – For All of Us Especially After Back Surgery

National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Only 52% of us Brooks non-back pain folks do this! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It is shown that 150 minutes keeps post-surgical back pain patients moving and away from another surgery. They also experience less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. Our Brooks chiropractic practice promotes a walk a day to all Brooks chiropractic patients.

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 relevant between NSAIDs and placebo. It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Soft Health and Healing Clinic’s non-drug Brooks chiropractic care is pain-relieving! Contact Soft Health and Healing Clinic today for an appointment.

It may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck is also being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, Soft Health and Healing Clinic is. Our Brooks chiropractic care practice is pleased to share these new advances and findings with our Brooks chiropractic friends and family!

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