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February 2024 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Heart and Spine Benefit from Exercise and Sacroiliac Pain Benefits from Treatment

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The great sacroiliac joint debate: does it cause pain or not? We are not get deep into that, but our Fort Wayne back and leg pain sufferers may have pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative realm, an analysis of how manual therapy might reduce and/or alleviate sacroiliac joint pain reported that manual therapy – though just which technique of manual therapy is superior was not described in all the studies they reviewed – statistically significantly enhanced disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There’s always room for more research! Another study contrasted the effect of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All three groups were shown to have experienced a significant reduction in sacroiliac-associated pain. The researchers stated in their conclusion that manual therapy was effective in the long term for sacroiliac joint pain reduction and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment elevated the effectiveness. (5) If we find sacroiliac pain to be of consequence in your back pain condition, let’s consider Fort Wayne chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and [possibly even|maybe]70] a little exercise to address it!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr.  Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes exercise.

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Exercise is admired for its benefit for heart health, benefit which emerges after a few weeks or month of exercise. Researchers are discussing that even single or short-term exercise sessions produce benefit! They tested this and discovered that short-term exercise-induced protection provided immediate cardiac protection (like decreasing the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) cheaply and easily. (6) We have a feeling that our exercise-adverse Fort Wayne chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s a first step! And more bonuses of exercise for low back pain sufferers are detailed. A rehab exercise program for normal and overweight patients showed improvement in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein as well as improvement in cardiovascular risk and lumbar muscle. (7) Are you ready to add exercise?

In this month of hearts (Happy belated Valentine’s Day), take care of your heart and spine! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is pleased to be your Fort Wayne chiropractic partner in this effort. See you soon!

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