August 2022 Healthy News from The Novelli Wellness Center Effective Treatment of Disc Herniation and Balance Improvement

Often, the Buffalo, NY disc herniation treatment at The Novelli Wellness Center effectively reduces back pain for those with disc herniation. (Veterinarians treat dachshunds’ discs conservatively, too!)
 

NON-SURGICAL DISC HERNIATION RELIEF

Back pain sufferers with disc herniations state benefit from non-surgical treatment. One study of Medicare patients with chronic low back pain documented higher quality of life scores and greater satisfaction with their spinal manipulative therapy care than those treated with prescription drug therapy. (1) Low back pain sufferers in a randomized control trial who underwent chiropractic (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction management for their low back pain experienced significantly greater pain relief than those who underwent physical therapy’s active trunk exercise protocol. The patients who had radiculopathy - spine-related extremity sciatica - were significantly better when they underwent treatment with flexion distraction decompression manipulation. (2) Humans - and dachshunds - can be so lucky with the right care! A cute side-story that came up while doing research for this blog: 34 of 40 long-spined dachshunds with T3-L3 myelopathy supposedly linked to disc herniation responded well to non-surgical treatment, particularly those who began care with motor function undamaged. They had low recurrence rates at 1 year (5%) and 2 years (11%), too. (3) Conservative care for spine pain, disc herniation, back pain, and leg pain is beneficial for many! 

 
The Novelli Wellness Center uses spinal manipulation among other services to improve balance in older patients at risk of falling and those with spinal stenosis. 
 

Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:

Keep Your Balance: Stenosis, Fall Risk, Manipulation

In older people, a greater risk of fracture over the following year was associated with a fresh fall within the past 4 months. (4) Risk of a recurrent fall for men and women or an injury from a fall in women was increased in those with severe low back pain or extremity leg pain. (5) Suggested physical, psychological, and environmental goals in handling fall-risk in the elderly included muscle function improvement, lessened fear of falling, and improved balance. (6) With balance improvement in mind, a new study tested a treatment protocol including (Cox® Technic) flexion distraction spinal manipulation for older persons with lumbar spinal stenosis. Balance test outcomes improved. Subjective score outcomes were statistically and clinically meaningful. (7) Buffalo, NY balance is so essential. Together, The Novelli Wellness Center and you can work to enhanced yours and/or that of a loved one.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for a patient with spinal stenosis, back pain, and balance issues.

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