Sciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back
Surgical and non-surgical options are open to back pain and
leg pain sufferers. Relieving chiropractic care is
non-surgical and even post-surgical. A recent published paper
questioned the long-term results of randomized clinical trials of
surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume
spine center collected long-term outcome reports from 246
surgical patients. The review discovered that 26% of patients had
a re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who reported
a negative recovery also experienced worse back
and leg pain than the 65% who reported a favorable
recovery outcome. The authors concluded that patient selection
for surgery is important to outcomes and informing patients about the chances for a less favorable
outcome. (1) It surely comes down to the right
treatment for the right condition as well as having realistic
expectations for all involved. We know there is a place for
conservative care and surgical care. We cooperate with talented
local spine surgeons for those patients needing their skills.
For one patient who had spinal surgery for cauda equina
syndrome, chiropractic care eased symptoms she experienced
after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – and
reduced her opioid medication use and improved
her low limb function. (2) Fortunately, there is rising
interest in the role of spinal
manipulation therapy for low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine
surgery, a condition that was formerly called “failed back
surgical syndrome” and today is more often referred to as
“persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome”
(PSCP). (3) Whatever it is called, it is
spine-related pain that remains or occurs after spine surgery.
Cox® Technic spinal manipulation used at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is gaining
momentum in its use and its successful
pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In a study of 69 PSCP
patients, 81% showed greater than 50% reduction
in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had sustained
pain relief of greater than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic
care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is relieving for many Auburn back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even
after back surgery!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Auburn CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE
MONTH: Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
The most common cause of Auburn myelopathy in the
cervical spine is cervical spondylosis. Due to chronic compression of the spine
cord and its resulting neurological disability in sufferers 55 years of age and
over, cervical spondylosis lowers sufferers’ quality of life.
Researchers desiring to help patients with this condition also
want to have some answers for them. Does nutrition play a
role in cervical myelopathy’s care, its development, and its influence on
surgical outcomes? In one review of 5835 papers of which 44 were relevant,
poorer improvements physically and mentally as well as
complications after surgery were seen in obese patients. An unbalanced diet,
history of alcohol abuse, and malnourishment were associated with
reduced post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to state
that nutrition may play a significant role in optimizing
the surgical outcome in degenerative cervical myelopathy patients. (5)
One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as
it is found to suppress inflammation and decrease
oxidative stress and thereby safeguard cervical spondylotic
myelopathy. (6) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is ready to talk about this
condition and present chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing,
and managing cervical myelopathy.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Happy New Year! We look forward to taking
care of you in 2022!
Make your next Auburn chiropractic
appointment today. We treat sciatic leg pain non-surgically and
post-surgically and understand the nuances of cervical spine
myelopathy well and see that nutrition is an
important piece of its treatment plan. See you soon!