March 2017 Healthy News for Baton Rouge Chiropractic Patients

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 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 doesn’t rotate as much. Walking like this will affect the spine well into the future. (2) Spine & Sports Rehab Center’s best advice: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Seek Baton Rouge 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 suggest that we all get 150 minutes of exercise a week. How many of us Baton Rouge folks do? Just 52%! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It’s shown that 150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back pain patients going. These post-surgical patients also have less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so effective. Our Baton Rouge chiropractic practice encourages a simple walk a day to all Baton Rouge chiropractic patients.

Pain Medications for Back and Leg Pain – Not Effective Over Placebo

NSAIDs offer similar pain relief and overall improvement as placebo but with higher risk of adverse side-effects says a new meta-analysis, a high form of research reporting. And NSAIDs continue to be one of the most frequently prescribed meds for sciatica! (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, Spine & Sports Rehab Center is here to help with Baton Rouge chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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, Spine & Sports Rehab Center is. Our Baton Rouge chiropractic care practice is pleased to share these new advances and findings with our Baton Rouge chiropractic friends and family!

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