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February 2024 Healthy News from Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers Heart and Spine Benefit from Exercise and Sacroiliac Pain Benefits from Treatment

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The great sacroiliac joint debate: does it cause pain or not? We will not get deep into that, but our Baton Rouge back and leg pain sufferers may feel pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative world, a review of how manual therapy might reduce and/or relieve sacroiliac joint pain reported that manual therapy – though just which manual therapy technique is best was not described in all the studies they read – statistically significantly improved disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There’s always room for additional research! Another study contrasted the effect of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All 3 groups were shown to have experienced a significant reduction in sacroiliac-associated pain. The researchers concluded that manual therapy was effective in the long term for sacroiliac joint pain reduction and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment elevated the effectiveness. (5) If we find sacroiliac pain to be of consequence in your back pain condition, let’s ponder Baton Rouge chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and [possibly even|maybe]70] a little exercise to deal with it!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr.  Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that incorporates exercise.

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Exercise is praised for its benefit for heart health, benefit which emerges after a few weeks or month of exercise. Researchers are sharing that even single or short-term exercise sessions offer benefit! They verified this and discovered that short-term exercise-induced protection provided immediate cardiac protection (like decreasing the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) at low cost and in a simple way. (6) We have a feeling that our exercise-adverse Baton Rouge chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s a first step! And more advantages of exercise for low back pain sufferers are documented. A rehab exercise program for normal and overweight patients showed improvement in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein as well as improvement in cardiovascular risk and lumbar muscle. (7) Time to add exercise?

In this month of hearts (Happy belated Valentine’s Day), take care of your heart and spine! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is honored to be your Baton Rouge chiropractic partner in this endeavor. See you soon!

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