January 2022 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Sciatic Leg Pain Relief and Cervical Spine Myelopathy NutritionSciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back Surgery! Surgical and non-surgical options are open to back pain and leg pain sufferers. Pain reducing chiropractic care is non-surgical and even post-surgical. A recent published paper questioned the long-term outcomes of randomized clinical trials of surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume spine center gathered long-term outcome reports from 246 surgical patients. The review discovered that 26% of patients had a re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who reported a negative recovery also had worse back and leg pain than the 65% who had a favorable recovery outcome. The authors summarized that patient selection for surgery is important to outcomes as well as informing patients about the chances for a less than perfect outcome. (1) It certainly comes down to the right treatment for the proper condition as well as having reasonable expectations for all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We work with talented local spine surgeons for those patients needing their skills. For one patient who underwent spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care eased symptoms she experienced after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – and decreased her opioid medication use and improved her low limb function. (2) Fortunately, there is growing interest in the role of spinal manipulation therapy for low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that was formerly called “failed back surgical syndrome” and today is more often referred to as “persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome” (PSCP). (3) Whatever it is termed, it is spine-related pain that remains or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation utilized at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is gaining momentum in its use and its successful pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In one study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% demonstrated greater than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had sustained pain relief of greater than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is relieving for many Fort Wayne back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even post-surgically! Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy The most usual cause of Fort Wayne myelopathy in the cervical spine is cervical spondylosis. Due to chronic compression of the spine cord and its resulting neurological disability in sufferers 55 years of age and over, cervical spondylosis decreases sufferers’ quality of life. Researchers desiring to help patients with this condition also want to have some answers for them. Does nutrition play a role in cervical myelopathy’s care, its development, and its influence on surgical outcomes? In one review of 5835 papers of which 44 were pertinent, poorer improvements physically and mentally as well as complications after surgery were seen in obese patients. An unbalanced diet, history of alcohol abuse, and malnourishment were associated with reduced post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to state that nutrition may have a significant role in optimizing the surgical outcome for degenerative cervical myelopathy patients. (5) One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as it is found to suppress inflammation and reduce oxidative stress and thereby safeguard cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is ready to talk about this condition and share chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Happy New Year! We are looking forward to taking care of you in 2022! Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. We treat sciatica non-surgically and post-surgically and comprehend the nuances of cervical spine myelopathy enough to see that nutrition is an essential piece of its treatment plan. See you soon! "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."