August 2022 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Effective Treatment of Disc Herniation and Balance Improvement NON-SURGICAL DISC HERNIATION RELIEF Back pain sufferers with disc herniations describe benefit from non-surgical treatment. A study of Medicare patients with chronic low back pain documented higher quality of life scores and greater satisfaction with their spinal manipulative therapy care than those managed with prescription drug therapy. (1) Low back pain sufferers in a randomized control trial who were cared for using chiropractic (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction management for their low back pain had significantly greater pain relief than those who went through physical therapy’s active trunk exercise protocol. The patients who also experienced radiculopathy - spine-related extremity leg pain - were significantly better being treated with flexion distraction decompression manipulation. (2) Humans - and dachshunds - can be so lucky with the right treatment plan! A cute side-story that appeared while doing research for this article: 34 of 40 long-spined dachshunds with T3-L3 myelopathy presumedly related to disc herniation did quite well with non-surgical treatment, especially those who started care with motor function undamaged. They had minimal recurrence rates at 1 year (5%) and 2 years (11%), too. (3) Conservative care for spine pain, disc herniation, back pain, and leg pain is beneficial for many! Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Keep Your Balance: Stenosis, Fall Risk, Manipulation In older folks, a greater risk of fracture in the coming year was associated with a recent fall within the past 4 months. (4) Risk of a recurrent fall for men and women or an injury from a fall in women was increased in those with severe low back pain or extremity leg pain. (5) Suggested physical, psychological, and environmental objectives in handling fall-risk in the elderly included improved muscle function, lessened fear of falling, and improved balance. (6) With balance improvement in mind, a recent study evaluated a treatment protocol incorporating (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction spinal manipulation for older persons with lumbar spinal stenosis. Balance test outcomes improved. Subjective score outcomes were statistically and clinically meaningful. (7) Fort Wayne balance is so crucial. Together, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you can work to enhanced yours and/or that of a loved one. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his treatment plan with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with spinal stenosis, back pain, and balance issues. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc We appreciate your letting us share chiropractic care with you and your family and friends. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc now! "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."