Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC for March 2017No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation In a new report, researchers report on treatment outcomes of patients who have implanted spinal stimulators for pain management after back surgery. Patients with these devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain post surgically. After being treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation or mobilization, the patients in the study reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a physician is “Do no harm”. This study shows how spinal manipulation and mobilization do just that. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC offers Fort Wayne chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today! Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly Patients with chronic neck pain have a shorter stride and less thoracic spinal rotation when walking. This will likely have long term effects on the spine. (2) What to do? Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain turn chronic. Get Fort Wayne chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk more easily. 150 minutes of Exercise a Week – For All of Us Especially After Back Surgery National guidelines suggest that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Only 52% of us Fort Wayne non-back pain folks do this! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It is shown that 150 minutes keeps post-surgical back pain patients moving and away from another surgery. They also have less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so effective. Our Fort Wayne chiropractic practice promotes a walk a day to all Fort Wayne chiropractic patients. Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar NSAIDs offer similar pain relief and overall improvement as placebo but with higher risk of adverse side-effects says a new meta-analysis, a high form of research reporting. And NSAIDs continue to be one of the most frequently prescribed meds for sciatica! (4) NSAIDs are reported as effective for spine pain in a different study, but the difference is not clinically significant between NSAIDs and placebo. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is here to help with Fort Wayne chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC today for an appointment. It may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck is also being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is. Our Fort Wayne chiropractic care practice is pleased to share these new advances and findings with our Fort Wayne chiropractic friends and family! Schedule an appointment today! "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."