New Hampshire Spine and Sports Healthy News for March 2017

Chiropractic Care and Spinal Stimulators for Post-Surgical Pain Management – No Adverse Side Effects

In a new report, researchers share treatment outcomes of patients with implanted spinal stimulators for post-surgical continued back pain management. Patients with these devices have “failed back surgery syndrome” with continued back pain post surgically. After being treated with chiropractic spinal manipulation or mobilization, the patients in the study reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a physician is “Do no harm”. This study shows how spinal manipulation and mobilization do just that. New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!

Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly

Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly. Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine does not rotate as much. Walking like this will affect the spine well into the future. (2) What to do? New Hampshire Spine and Sport’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Get Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.

Post-Back Surgery or Not, Exercise 150 minutes a Week!

National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Only 52% of us Southern New Hampshire non-back pain folks do this! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It is shown that 150 minutes prevents more back surgery and helps post-surgical back pain patients going. These post-surgical patients also have less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so effective. New Hampshire Spine and Sport encourages a simple walk a day to all Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients.

Pain Medications for Back and Leg Pain – Not Effective Over Placebo

NSAIDs offer similar pain relief and overall improvement as placebo but with higher risk of adverse side-effects says a new meta-analysis, a high form of research reporting. And NSAIDs continue to be one of the most frequently prescribed meds for sciatica! (4) NSAIDs are reported as effective for spine pain in a different study, but the difference is not clinically significant between NSAIDs and placebo. It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, New Hampshire Spine and Sport is here to help with Southern New Hampshire chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport today for an appointment.

March may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck may also be defined as being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, New Hampshire Spine and Sport is. Our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic friends and family!

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