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January 2022 Healthy News from Most Chiropractic Clinic Sciatic Leg Pain Relief and Cervical Spine Myelopathy Nutrition

The Murfreesboro chiropractic relieving care of sciatic leg pain works non-surgically and post-surgically for many sufferers.

Sciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back Surgery!

Surgical and non-surgical options are open to back pain and leg pain sufferers. Pain reducing 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 found that 26% of patients experienced re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who reported an unfavorable recovery also had worse back and leg pain than the 65% who reported a better recovery outcome. The authors summarized that patient selection for surgery is vital to outcomes and informing patients about the chances for a less than perfect outcome. (1) It certainly comes down to the proper treatment for the right condition as well as having reasonable expectations for all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We cooperate with great local spine surgeons for those patients requiring their skills. For one patient who underwent spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care relieved symptoms she experienced after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – as well as reduced her opioid medication use and improved her low limb function(2) Luckily, there is growing 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 continues or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation utilized at Most Chiropractic Clinic is gaining momentum in its use and its successful pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In a study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% showed better than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had continued pain relief of greater than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at Most Chiropractic Clinic is relieving for many Murfreesboro back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even post-surgically!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Most Chiropractic Clinic presents the nutritional factors in cervical spine myelopathy in its development and management. 

Murfreesboro CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:  Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

The most common cause of Murfreesboro 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 decreases sufferers’ quality of life. Researchers wanting to help patients with this condition also want to find answers. 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 linked to reduced post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to state that nutrition may have 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 reduce oxidative stress and thereby protect cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) Most Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to discuss this condition and present chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy.

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Happy New Year! We are looking forward to taking care of you in 2022!

Schedule your next Murfreesboro 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 essential piece of its treatment plan. See you soon!


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