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July 2020 Healthy News from Manahawkin Chiropractic Center: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Manahawkin chiropractic spinal manipulation assists post-surgical continued back pain patients discover relief of their pain despite fusion.  

DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY

A spinal fusion surgery is a considerable surgical option, one often quite welcomed by Manahawkin back pain sufferers wanting pain relief. For those whose pain continues despite the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two recent research papers presented the prominent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain following lumbar fusion back surgery. One report reviewed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who treated these patients. Many provided healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors relayed that they incorporated spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients achieved maximum treatment benefit in 12 or fewer chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient treated with 12 visits of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, reported an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper recounted that, though diversified manipulation was performed for most back pain conditions, flexion distraction was used notably for treatment of lumbar disc syndrome with radiculopathy and lumbar stenosis. (3) Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation continues to be chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that necessitate a more gentle and effective treatment approach. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center chooses to utilize it for relief of Manahawkin back pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Michael Johnson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Manahawkin chiropractic care of osteoporosis often comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

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Manahawkin OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

Numerous issues come into play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Current research points out a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Low BMD was accompanied by lower levels of B12, vitamin D, bone formation markers, and folate. Higher levels of homocysteine, inflammation, bone resorption markers, and presence of C677T polymorphism were related to low BMD. Homocysteine production is a risk factor for inflammatory disease. It is controlled by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as causal factors. (4) With this knowledge, we can discuss these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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