Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology’s Healthy News for March 2017

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

In a new report, authors 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, 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. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology offers Plymouth 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) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology’s best advice: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Get Plymouth 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 a week. How many of us Plymouth folks do? Just 52%! 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 have less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so effective. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology urges all of our Plymouth chiropractic patients to do something every day like take a little walk.

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

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) Another study shares that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically important. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology’s non-drug Plymouth chiropractic care is pain-relieving! Contact Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology today for an appointment.

March 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, Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is. Our Plymouth chiropractic care practice is pleased to share these new advances and findings with our Plymouth chiropractic friends and family!

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