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March 2023 Healthy News from Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Failed Back Surgery Back Pain Relief with Gentle Spinal Manipulation Take Your Vitamin D!

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Gentle spinal manipulation for back pain that remains or returns after back surgery - sometimes called persistent post-surgical pain or post-surgical continued pain -  is demonstrating effectiveness. And Cox® Technic as offered at our Fort Wayne chiropractic clinic is getting noticed for its pain-alleviating outcomes! So have you experienced back surgery? Do you still experience back pain…or has it returned? You are not alone, especially in wishing the pain would just go away and never return. Some will opt for more medical options like surgery or pain meds or physical therapy, etc. Others will seek non-medical options like spinal manipulation. A recent meta-analysis of published data on the types of spinal manipulation applied to treat back pain patients with persistent spine pain after lumbar surgery reported that spinal manipulation practitioners chose to use potentially gentler non-thrust techniques – 85% chose flexion-distraction (aka Cox® Technic) – over thrust techniques. (1) A published study of 69 post-surgical patients managed with Cox® Technic documented that in 11 visits over a 49 day treatment period 81% of the patients got more than 50% relief of pain. The mean percent of relief was 71.6% when the active treatment time was done and 70% at 2-year-follow-up. The relief continued! (2) The frustration of back pain is understandable. The frustration of back pain after back surgery that was anticipated to eliminate it is even more frustrating. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc proposes Cox® Technic to decrease the pain…and the frustration!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the help his patient experienced with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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TIP OF THE MONTH: Another Reason to Be Up on Your Vitamin D! LBP And Disc Degeneration

Higher vitamin D levels were found to be associated with better physical performance in low back pain (LBP) sufferers with lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). Researchers analyzed vitamin D levels and muscle strength in 200 participants. Those low in vitamin D required more time in the gait speed, chair stand, and timed-up-and-go (TUG) tests. (3) Postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiency (particularly those with less than 10 ng/mL which indicated severe LDD and LBP) are documented to have LBP and LDD. Add in smoking, high body mass index, osteoporosis, and no D supplementation, and the moderate to severe pain was elevated. (4) Another report stated that frailty status and physical performance measures (gait speed and TUG) were significantly linked to vitamin D concentration. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc asks: What’s your vitamin D level? Time to check it!

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