Call us to set up an appointment! 765.962.9900

Johnson Chiropractic’s Healthy News for March 2017

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

In a new report, authors 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, patients with these stimulators reported no adverse side effects. (1) The first rule of being a physician is “Do no harm”. Spinal manipulation and mobilization meet that rule in this study’s findings. Johnson Chiropractic offers Richmond chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!

Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly

Patients with chronic neck pain have a shorter stride and less thoracic spinal rotation when walking. This will likely have long term effects on the spine. (2) Johnson Chiropractic’s best advice: Don’t let neck pain turn chronic. Get Richmond chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk more easily.

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

National guidelines suggest that we all get 150 minutes of exercise a week. How many of us Richmond folks do? Just 52%! 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. They also feel less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. Johnson Chiropractic promotes a walk a day to all Richmond 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) Another study shares that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically relevant. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Johnson Chiropractic is here to help with Richmond chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Johnson Chiropractic today for an appointment.

It 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, Johnson Chiropractic is. Our Richmond chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Richmond chiropractic friends and family!

Schedule an appointment today!

 
 
 
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."