July 2020 Healthy News from Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center: Manipulation Effective for Pain after Back Surgery; B Vitamins for Inflammation and Osteoporosis

Paramus chiropractic spinal manipulation assists 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 is a big surgery, often quite welcome by Paramus back pain sufferers seeking pain relief. For those whose pain continues regardless of the lumbar fusion back surgery, hope still exists with chiropractic care. Two new research papers discussed the prominent choice of distraction manipulation for the resurgent, post-surgical continued back pain following lumbar fusion back surgery. One article reviewed 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 achieved 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, showed an 89% improvement in disability, and stable at 3 months. (2) And a third paper reported that, though diversified manipulation was performed for most 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 continues to be chosen for back pain conditions like post-spinal-fusion-surgery that necessitate a more gentle and effective treatment method. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center chooses to use it for relief of Paramus 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.

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

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Paramus OSTEOPOROSIS: HOMOCYSTEINE, B12, FOLATE, AND INFLAMMATION

Numerous issues are at play with osteoporosis and its prevention. Recent 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 related to 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 causal factors. (4) With this in mind, we can talk about these levels and their adjustment if needed.

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Arrange your next Paramus chiropractic appointment today with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. Whether back pain after lumbar fusion surgery or osteoporosis or inflammation afflict you, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is your healthcare partner to help!

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