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Healthy News February 2024

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There is debate about whether the sacroiliac joint causes pain, but we will not go deep into that; however, our Manahawkin back and leg pain sufferers may have pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative realm, a review of how manual therapy may decrease and/or alleviate sacroiliac joint pain revealed that manual therapy – though just which manual therapy technique is superior was not clear in all the studies they read – statistically significantly boosted disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There’s always room for additional research! Another study contrasted the impact of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All three 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 decrease and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment elevated the effectiveness. (5) If we discover through our examination that sacroiliac pain is of consequence in your back pain condition, let’s consider Manahawkin chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and possibly even a little exercise to address 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 includes exercise.

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Exercise is admired 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 produce benefit! They tested this and discovered that short-term exercise-induced protection offered immediate cardiac protection (like reducing the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) cheaply and easily. (6) We have a feeling that our exercise-adverse Manahawkin chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s the first step! And more advantages of exercise for low back pain sufferers are reported. 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! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is pleased to be your Manahawkin chiropractic partner in this effort. See you soon!

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