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 related a negative recovery also experienced worse back and leg pain than the 65% who reported a favorable recovery outcome. The authors concluded that patient selection for surgery is vital to outcomes and informing patients about the chances for a less than perfect outcome. (1) It certainly comes down to the proper treatment for the proper condition as well as having reasonable expectations by all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We cooperate with talented local spine surgeons for those patients requiring their skills. For one patient who had spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care eased symptoms she experienced after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – and decreased her opioid medication use and improved her low limb function. (2) Fortunately, there is rising interest in the role of spinal manipulation therapy for low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that used to be 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 called, it’s spine-related pain that remains or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation utilized at New Hampshire Spine and Sport is gaining momentum in its use and its effective pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In a study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% showed greater than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had sustained pain relief of better than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport is relieving for many Southern New Hampshire 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 describes relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Southern New Hampshire CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
The most usual cause of Southern New Hampshire 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 desiring 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 relevant, 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 associated with lower post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to state that nutrition may play 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is ready to talk about this condition and present chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy.
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Make your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. We treat sciatica non-surgically and post-surgically and comprehend the nuances of cervical spine myelopathy enough to see that nutrition is an important piece of its treatment plan. See you soon!