Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care and Exercise03/12/2019Before undergoing back surgery, Fort Wayne back pain sufferers will do well to undergo chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the benefit of non-surgical care for back pain relief. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is the chiropractic care office in Fort Wayne for both! CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION BEFORE BACK SURGERY Self-care is often recommended as initial treatment for back pain patients. If that does not produce the desired results, adding non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is suggested by medical physician groups like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC delivers a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment in the form of Cox® Technic for relief of back pain that may well assist Fort Wayne back pain sufferers avoid back surgery and manage their back pain more independently. EXERCISE FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC knows this. Exercise is shown valuable for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The proper type of exercise is vital, so we’ll discuss what’s proper for you! Maybe Pilates would be your “thing”. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who tried a Pilates-based exercise program revealed that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more independently and effectively. They did better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were inspired to keep exercising, did more to manage their own pain conditions independently. These, in turn, motivated them to experience a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits came without back surgery. EXERCISE BEFORE BACK SURGERY Researchers established a trial of exercise for back pain patients headed to back surgery. They described the back pain condition to the patients carefully. They set up exercise programs for each patient to perform. They found that back pain patients who underwent this pre-surgery program of explanation and exercise gained benefit in several ways: The back pain sufferers felt better exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ mental state got better as they exercised. They had time to reflect on their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who didn’t report symptom improvement responded well to this program as they felt more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes Fort Wayne back pain patients discover in their chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC. Control not cure is a reasonable goal when dealing with back pain. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. You will find an individualized chiropractic treatment plan that consists of Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well deliver the Fort Wayne back pain relief you want without back surgery. « View All Featured Exercises"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."