March 2017 Healthy News for Groton Chiropractic Patients

No Adverse Effects Reported in Patients with Spine Stimulators Treated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation

In a new report, authors report on 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 after back surgery. 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. Hutter Chiropractic Office offers Groton 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office’s best advice: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Get Groton chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.

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

National guidelines suggest that we all get 150 minutes of exercise a week. Only 52% of us Groton non-back pain folks do this! Sadly, even fewer - just 26% - post-back surgery patients do this. It is shown that 150 minutes keeps post-surgical back pain patients moving and away from another surgery. These post-surgical patients also have less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. Hutter Chiropractic Office encourages a simple walk a day to all Groton 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 relevant between NSAIDs and placebo. It further states that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Hutter Chiropractic Office is here to help with Groton chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Hutter Chiropractic Office 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, Hutter Chiropractic Office is. Our Groton chiropractic care practice is so glad to share these new advances and findings with our Groton chiropractic friends and family!

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