January 2022 Healthy News from Back And Neck Care Center Sciatic Leg Pain Relief and Cervical Spine Myelopathy Nutrition

The Severna Park 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. Relieving chiropractic care is non-surgical and even post-surgical. A newly published paper questioned the long-term outcomes of randomized clinical trials of surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume spine center gathered long-term outcome reports from 246 surgical patients. The review found that 26% of patients had a re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who related 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 important to outcomes as well as explaining fully 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 realistic expectations by 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 underwent spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care eased symptoms she had after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – as well as reduced her opioid medication use and bettered her low limb function(2) Fortunately, there is rising interest in the part spinal manipulation plays in easing low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that used to be called “failed back surgical syndrome” and today is more readily referred to as “persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome” (PSCP). (3) Whatever it’s termed, it’s spine-related pain that remains or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation used at Back And Neck Care Center is gaining momentum in its use and its effective pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In a study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% demonstrated better 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 Back And Neck Care Center is relieving for many Severna Park 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.

Back And Neck Care Center shares the nutritional factors in cervical spine myelopathy in its development and management. 

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

The most usual cause of Severna Park 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 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 recoveries 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 lower post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to explain that nutrition may have a significant role in optimizing the surgical outcome for degenerative cervical myelopathy patients(5) One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as it is documented to suppress inflammation and reduce oxidative stress and thereby safeguard cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) Back And Neck Care Center is prepared to talk about 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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment today. We treat sciatic leg pain non-surgically and post-surgically and comprehend the nuances of cervical spine myelopathy enough to see that nutrition is an important piece of its treatment plan. See you soon!


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