July 2020 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY A spinal fusion surgery is a considerable surgical option, one often quite welcomed by Fort Wayne back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For paitents whose pain continues in spite of the back surgery with lumbar fusion, hope continues with chiropractic care. Two recent research papers described the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One report surveyed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who took care of these patients. Many furnished 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 attained maximum treatment benefit in 12 or less chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient treated with 12 sessions of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, exhibited an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper recounted that, though diversified manipulation was used for the majority of 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 is continually chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that need a more gentle and effective treatment method. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC chooses to utilize it for relief of Fort Wayne 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 describes a couple of cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Fort Wayne OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION So many issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Current research points out a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in women with osteoporosis who are postmenopausal. 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 talk about these levels and their adjustment if needed. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Arrange your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. Whether back pain after lumbar fusion surgery or osteoporosis or inflammation affect you, Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is here for you! "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."