Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Southern New Hampshire Chiropractic Care and Exercise

March 12, 2019

Before undergoing back surgery, Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research keeps sharing the benefit of non-surgical care for back pain relief. InSouthern New Hampshire New Hampshire Spine and Sport is the chiropractic care clinic for both!


Self-care is often proposed as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that doesn’t 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 organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport uses a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment in the form of Cox® Technic to relieve back pain that may well assist Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers evade back surgery and control their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers want to help themselves as much as possible. New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows this. Exercise is shown positive for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The right form of exercise is key, 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 found that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more independently and efficiently. They did better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were inspired to keep exercising, did more to make do with their own pain conditions independently. These, in turn, helped them experience a healthier way of life. (3) These benefits came without back surgery.


Researchers established a trial of exercise for back pain patients headed to back surgery. They explained the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They established 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’ disposition got better as they exercised. They had time to contemplate their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who didn’t describe symptom improvement reacted well to this program as they thought themselves more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all beneficial outcomes Southern New Hampshire back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Control not cure is a reasonable goal when dealing with back pain.

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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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. You will find an individualized chiropractic treatment plan that consists of Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well produce the Southern New Hampshire back pain relief you want without back surgery.

New Hampshire Spine and Sport suggests beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery.