August 2022 Healthy News from Cross Chiropractic Center Effective Treatment of Disc Herniation and Balance Improvement

Often, the Sandy Springs disc herniation treatment at Cross Chiropractic Center effectively reduces back pain for those with disc herniation. (Veterinarians treat dachshunds’ discs conservatively, too!)
 

NON-SURGICAL DISC HERNIATION RELIEF

Back pain sufferers with disc herniations state benefit from non-surgical treatment. One study of Medicare patients with chronic low back pain related higher quality of life scores and more satisfaction with their spinal manipulative therapy care than those treated with prescription drug therapy. (1) Low back pain sufferers in a randomized control trial who were treated with chiropractic (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction management for their low back pain experienced significantly greater pain relief than those who were treated with physical therapy’s active trunk exercise protocol. The back pain sufferers who had radiculopathy - spine-related extremity sciatica - were significantly better when they underwent treatment with flexion distraction decompression manipulation. (2) Humans - and dachshunds - can be so well-cared for with the proper care! An interesting side-story that came up while doing research for this article: 34 of 40 long-spined dachshunds with T3-L3 myelopathy supposedly related to disc herniation responded well to non-surgical treatment, particularly those who began care with motor function intact. They had low recurrence rates at 1 year (5%) and 2 years (11%), too. (3) Conservative care for spine pain, disc herniation, back pain, and leg pain is beneficial for many! 

 
Cross Chiropractic Center delivers spinal manipulation among other services to improve balance in older patients at risk of falling and those with spinal stenosis. 
 

Sandy Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

Keep Your Balance: Stenosis, Fall Risk, Manipulation

In older people, a greater risk of fracture in the coming year was associated with a recent fall within the past 4 months. (4) Risk of a recurrent fall for men and women or an injury from a fall in women was intensified in those with severe low back pain or extremity leg pain. (5) Suggested physical, psychological, and environmental goals in handling fall-risk in the elderly included muscle function improvement, lowered fear of falling, and better balance. (6) With balance improvement in mind, a recent study tested a treatment protocol incorporating (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction spinal manipulation for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Balance test outcomes improved. Subjective score outcomes were statistically and clinically meaningful. (7) Sandy Springs balance is so crucial. Together, Cross Chiropractic Center and you can work to enhanced yours and/or that of a loved one.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents his care using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with spinal stenosis, back pain, and balance issues.

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