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January 2022 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Sciatic Leg Pain Relief and Cervical Spine Myelopathy Nutrition

The Fort Wayne chiropractic relieving treatment for sciatic leg pain works non-surgically and post-surgically for many sufferers.

Sciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back Surgery!

Surgical and non-surgical options are open to back pain and leg pain sufferers. Relieving chiropractic care is non-surgical and even post-surgical. A newly published paper questioned the long-term outcomes of randomized clinical trials of surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume spine center gathered long-term outcome reports from 246 surgical patients. The review discovered that 26% of patients underwent re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who reported an unfavorable recovery also had worse back and leg pain than the 65% who reported a better recovery outcome. The authors summarized that patient selection for surgery is important to outcomes as well as explaining fully the chances for a less favorable outcome. (1) It surely comes down to the right treatment for the right condition as well as having realistic expectations by all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We work with great local spine surgeons for those patients needing their skills. For one patient who underwent spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care relieved symptoms she had after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – and decreased her opioid medication use and bettered her low limb function(2) Fortunately, there is rising interest in the part spinal manipulation plays in easing low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that was formerly called “failed back surgical syndrome” and today is more often referred to as “persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome” (PSCP). (3) Whatever it is termed, it is spine-related pain that continues or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation used at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is garnering notice for its use and its successful pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In one study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% demonstrated better than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had continued pain relief of greater than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is relieving for many Fort Wayne back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even post-surgically!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc presents the nutritional factors in cervical spine myelopathy in its development and management. 

Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:  Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

The most usual cause of Fort Wayne myelopathy in the cervical spine is cervical spondylosis. Due to chronic compression of the spine cord and its resulting neurological disability in sufferers 55 years of age and over, cervical spondylosis decreases sufferers’ quality of life. Researchers wanting to help patients with this condition also want to have some answers for them. Does nutrition play a role in cervical myelopathy’s care, its development, and its influence on surgical outcomes? In one review of 5835 papers of which 44 were pertinent, poorer improvements physically and mentally as well as complications after surgery were seen in obese patients. An unbalanced diet, history of alcohol abuse, and malnourishment were linked to reduced post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to explain that nutrition may have a significant role in optimizing the surgical outcome in degenerative cervical myelopathy patients(5) One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as it is documented to suppress inflammation and reduce oxidative stress and thereby protect cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is prepared to talk about this condition and share chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy.

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Happy New Year! We are looking forward to taking care of you in 2022!

Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. We treat sciatica non-surgically and post-surgically and understand the nuances of cervical spine myelopathy enough to see that nutrition is an essential piece of its treatment plan. See you soon!