September 2020 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc: Cox Technic Eases Back Pain due to Disc Extrusion with Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis and Eat an Apple! Cox® Technic Delivers Back Pain Relief for a Challenging Case: Disc Extrusion with Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis Extruded discs alone are painful and many times deemed surgical issues. Spondylolytic spondylolisthesis by itself is a disabling, painful condition and often considered a surgical issue requiring fusion. Bring these two conditions together in in one patient and the Fort Wayne chiropractic patient and the treating physician like your Fort Wayne chiropractor encounter a challenge that demands gentle, skilled care. A recently published case report of a patient with a disc extrusion – one that has escaped its outer bands and entered into the spinal canal space – and spondylolytic spondylolisthesis – involving separation of the pars interarticularis – detailed how just 9 visits in a month resulted in pain relief. The patient who ranked his pain a 9 out of 10 (a 10 being the worst pain) on the first visit rated it 0 out of 10 on the ninth visit. Follow-up at ten years revealed that the patient demonstrated no orthopedic or neurological issues and reported no recurrence of the earlier symptoms. (1) What was the treatment plan? The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, the same care offered at our chiropractic clinic. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc invites challenging Fort Wayne back pain cases like this! Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Casey Bearden on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presented how spondylolisthesis with disc bulges positively reacted to his treatment using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Enjoy This Apple Season! Feed the gut. Lose some weight and raise your bone density to help your spine. Lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Protect the brain. How? Eat an apple! Apples are extraordinarily healthy! They have hardly any calories, good pre-biotic pectin that nourishes the good gut bacteria, plenty of fiber and water to fill you up, lots of antioxidant polyphenols in the peel, acetylcholine-level-preserving features to protect the brain, and flavonoids that may lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and stroke risk. (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Apples round out a healthy chiropractic approach to life! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Arrange your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. We are up for challenging back pain and neck pain cases and eat apples, too! "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."