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July 2020 Healthy News from Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Toronto chiropractic spinal manipulation helps post-surgical continued back pain patients discover relief of their pain despite fusion.  

DISTRACTION MANIPULATION FOR BACK PAIN AFTER LUMBAR FUSION SURGERY

Spinal fusion surgery. It’s a big surgery, often quite welcome by Toronto back pain sufferers wanting pain relief. For those whose pain persists regardless of the back surgery with lumbar fusion, hope still exists with chiropractic care. Two new research papers discussed the apparent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain after lumbar fusion back surgery. One report surveyed Veterans’ Administration chiropractors who took care of these patients. Many provided healthy lifestyle advice, pain education, exercise, stretching and soft tissue therapy. When it came to manipulation, these chiropractors reported incorporating spinal mobilization and flexion distraction manipulation on an “always” or “frequent” basis. 93.5% of patients got maximum treatment benefit in 12 or less chiropractic treatments. (1) One 42-year-old post-lumbar fusion patient who underwent 12 visits of spinal manipulation and exercise was asymptomatic, exhibited an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper reported that, though diversified manipulation was performed for the majority of back pain conditions, flexion distraction was used notably for treatment of lumbar disc syndrome with radiculopathy and lumbar stenosis. (3) Cox® Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation is continually chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that necessitate a more gentle and effective treatment method. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre chooses to utilize it for relief of Toronto back pain.

Listen to this PODCAST with chiropractic back pain specialist, Dr. Michael Johnson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes two cases of post-surgical back pain patients helped with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Toronto chiropractic care of osteoporosis usually comes with nutritional tips like b vitamins for inflammation reduction and for prevention. 

Toronto CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: 
Toronto OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

So many issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Current research points out a significant association among homocysteine, bone mineral density (BMD) and inflammation in women with osteoporosis who are postmenopausal. Low BMD was accompanied by lower levels of B12, vitamin D, bone formation markers, and folate. Higher levels of homocysteine, inflammation, bone resorption markers, and presence of C677T polymorphism were associated with low BMD. Homocysteine production is a risk factor for inflammatory disease. It is controlled by methylenetratrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) activity with vitamin B12 and folate as contributing factors. (4) With this knowledge, we can discuss these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic appointment today with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Whether back pain after lumbar fusion surgery or osteoporosis or inflammation affect you, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is your healthcare partner to help!

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