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March 2017 Healthy News for Watertown Chiropractic Patients

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

In a new report, researchers 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”. Spinal manipulation and mobilization meet that rule in this study’s findings. Watertown Wellness Center offers Watertown chiropractic care that does not harm. Schedule a visit today!

Chronic Neck Pain Patients Walk More Stiffly

Chronic neck pain patients seem to walk more stiffly. Why? Their stride is shorter and their mid-spine doesn’t rotate as much. This will likely have long term effects on the spine. (2) What to do? Watertown Wellness Center’s recommendation: Don’t let neck pain become chronic. Get Watertown chiropractic care relief sooner than later, and walk less stiffly.

150 minutes of Exercise a Week – For All of Us Especially After Back Surgery

National guidelines recommend that we all get 150 minutes of exercise weekly. Only 52% of us Watertown 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. They also experience less back pain after surgery. (3) Physical exercise is so important. Watertown Wellness Center encourages a simple walk a day to all Watertown chiropractic patients.

Placebo and Pain Meds for Back and Leg Pain Similar

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) Another study reports that NSAIDS are effective for spinal pain but the difference between NSAID relief and placebo relief is not clinically significant. It further says that there are no simple analgesics that give clinically important relief over placebo. (5) Well, Watertown Wellness Center is here to help with Watertown chiropractic non-drug pain-relieving care! Contact Watertown Wellness Center today for an appointment.

March may be the month of luck and green-leafed clovers, but luck is also being prepared for the opportunity/issue/problem before us. When it comes to back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain, Watertown Wellness Center is. Our Watertown chiropractic care practice is pleased to share these new advances and findings with our Watertown chiropractic friends and family!

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