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Lasting Pain Management Relief With Manipulation Under Anesthesia

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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:51:43 +0000

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Lasting Pain Management Relief With Manipulation Under Anesthesia Term Manipulation under anesthesia is just what it sounds like. Manipulating your joints and muscles while under anesthesia. This has been around since the 1930’s and used by osteopathic physicians. Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is performed while the patient is lightly anesthetized to a state of relaxation. […]

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Lasting Pain Management Relief With Manipulation Under Anesthesia

Term Manipulation under anesthesia is just what it sounds like. Manipulating your joints and muscles while under anesthesia. This has been around since the 1930’s and used by osteopathic physicians.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is performed while the patient is lightly anesthetized to a state of relaxation. Adjustments and stretching movements are performed that would normally be way too painful if the patient were awake.

Anyone who has long-term pain syndromes may consider manipulation under anesthesia as an alternative treatment to painkillers and surgery. Basic conditions that may lead to this procedure are acute and chronic neck pain, joint pain, back pain, shoulder pain,muscle spasms, and frozen shoulder syndrome.

MUA may treat Pain caused by the lumbar, thoracic, or cervical spine, frozen shoulder, and any discomfort in the pelvic region or sacroiliac under anesthesia (MUA). The treatment is safe and can serve as a replacement for more intrusive and dangerous medical procedures.

Specialists working in a team environment to assure the safety of the patient may perform this procedure in a medical surgery facility. Manipulation under anesthesia is always a team effort, which consists of the anesthesiologist, the Vineland chiropractor responsible for the manipulation, and an assistant. Unlike general chiropractic procedures, manipulation under anesthesia is almost always performed in a hospital or other traditional medical facility such as an outpatient surgery center.

The primary aim of manipulation under anesthesia is to break up scar tissue or fibrous adhesions that center around the spine. The process uses specific kinesthetic maneuvers of postural and articular varieties, passive stretches, and short-lever manipulations of the spine specific to the problem areas.

Although the terminology might be new to many people, manipulation under anesthesia is far from a modern procedure. It has been a part of medical treatment for more than sixty years and has its own CPT Code designation.

Who Receives Treatment

Back, shoulder and neck injuries are the leading reasons for spinal manipulation, but not every situation requires the procedure, and some doctors might be hesitant to perform manipulation based on many factors including the physical condition of the patient. One of the key reason the procedure is done is for frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis

Other care and treatment are often attempted before spinal manipulation, but if those efforts prove ineffective, MUA is the next step. Scar tissue builds up along with adhesions during prolonged aggravation of spinal joints. Over time, this produces chronic pain in the spine and surrounding muscles.

While chiropractic treatments, epidural injections, and physical therapy often give temporary relief from pain, they do nothing to treat the underlying problem of fibrous adhesions. Back surgery most often does nothing for this either and may make that problem worse. Manipulation under anesthesia can produce results that are more permanent for chronic back and neck pain.

MUA works since the patient is in a “Twilight” state, which allows the patient to be responsive but not apprehensive. The adjustments a patient will receive using MUA are the same as the regular chiropractic visits but require less force simply because of the state of relaxation.

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Four Low Back Pain Big Mistakes

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:15:53 +0000

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Four Low Back Pain Big Mistakes There is lots of information about what you need to do for low back pain (LBP). However besides tips on what to do, there are these things you shouldn’t do when you are suffering from LBP! 1. Ignoring your pain Most of us just hope that the pain will […]

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Four Low Back Pain Big Mistakes

There is lots of information about what you need to do for low back pain (LBP). However besides tips on what to do, there are these things you shouldn’t do when you are suffering from LBP!

1. Ignoring your pain

Most of us just hope that the pain will go away’. Yes, LBP does improve with time, but you don’t know when or if it will. So if you have previously suffered from low back pain, you know that getting chiropractic adjustments before any reflex muscle spasm sets up helps stop the pain’s progression before it reaches a disabling level.

So if you don’t want to miss work or a golf game because of LBP, immediately visit your chiropractor. You know that the warning back twinges occur just to tell you to be careful!

2. Depend on MRI or X-Ray results

Practically 50% of people have bulging discs and 20% have herniated disks in the lower back which do not hurt. This means disk derangement is common without any symptoms. Even x-rays showing arthritis have no connection to LBP attacks.

Blaming obvious findings on images for your pain is easy, but can be misleading. It prevents you from doing things you can safely do, and some types of arthritis only worsen to lead to more stiffness and pain with too much rest!

3. Bed rest

Though it’s tricky, you need to know when to rest and exercise. Even the best exercise done too soon can harm you but if done right, can help. You basically have to follow these five guidelines:

Do not take more than 24-48 hours of mostly bed rest, go walking as it’s safe after or even during the first 48 hours, use more of ice or contrast therapy during the first 48 hours, avoid actions which trigger sharp pain like bending, twisting or lifting and follow your doctor’s instructions and treatment.

1. Ice or heat

How many times were you left in a dilemma wondering if you should use heat or ice for your pain, as your doctor says you can use either one, whichever you like better? Well, this should help you! It’s better to use ice first as it rarely worsens the condition while heat can.

Being an anti-inflammatory agent, ice helps reduce swelling and congestion and also pushes out the accumulated chemicals and fluids in the inflamed area. This numbs the area, and makes you feel good.

However heat does the opposite as it’s a vasodilator which pushes fluids into the area. While this may feel good at first, you eventually feel worse as the additional fluid accumulates in an inflamed area. This is similar like throwing gasoline on a fire!

You may consider heat if the LBP is chronic and has been there for more than 3 months. You can also contrast therapy where you alternate between the two so that ice pushes out fluids and heat pulls in fluids. Make sure you start and end with ice so that the therapy has an anti-inflammatory start and end.Four

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Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment For Back Pain

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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:38:25 +0000

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Okay we are here today with Sandy. Sandy has a little bit of low back and mid back discomfort. Nothing too bad. We are going to go with an overall thoracic to lumbar Chiropractic adjustment to help her function and feel better. First thing we are doing is using an instrument just to kind of […]

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Okay we are here today with Sandy. Sandy has a little bit of low back and mid back discomfort. Nothing too bad. We are going to go with an overall thoracic to lumbar Chiropractic adjustment to help her function and feel better. First thing we are doing is using an instrument just to kind of loosen up the joint, break up some scar tissue and allow some better range of motion. It makes the manipulation go a little easier. Next we are going to use a massager to loosen the muscles up to allow the adjustment to go easier to hold a little longer, brings a little blood flow to the surface and makes the patient feel just a little better. Now we are going to do a lumbar side posture adjustment. So lay on your side and face me. I am going to kind of put you where I need you. Good, okay the other side. Alright. Come on up and we will sit on the edge of the table. The next is a thoracic adjustment. I am just going to relieve a little tension and pressure in this mid back. Good that was it. Alright guys if you have any questions just message me and we can talk about it. Have a great day.

Okay we are here today with Mike. Mike has some low back pain. Mike is one of our Judo players probably aggravating his back a little bit. We are going to do a lumbar chiropractic spinal adjustment, do some therapy on him, stretch him out a little bit and get him back on the mat as quickly as possible. First we are going to make sure his pelvis is aligned and even this way it doesn’t aggravate his low back or make it dysfunction. I use an instrument, what I am doing is vibrating each one of the lumbar joints. Going to try to break up some scar tissue. It loosens up the muscles a little bit and allows me to give him a better manipulation which in turn will decompress the joint and allow it to function better and in turn make him feel better. We get a lot of people in who do martial arts, particularly Judo and Ju Jit Su and they go to a lot of doctors and they will tell them to stop working out. We are not going to do that here we are going to try to get him functionally better and keep him on the mat as long as possible. This here is a heavy duty massager, it is nothing special, what we are doing is just bringing the blood flow to the surface, loosening the muscles reducing any spasm. On your side please. Next is a lumbar spinal manipulation it is going to decompress the joint,realign it and take pressure off the joint and the nerves. You may hear that popping noise and that popping noise or crack is just some pressure gas being released just allows us the know we get the joint mobile. This next adjustment is going to loosen up a little higher on his low back. That wasn’t bad how does it feel? Good. Okay. Alright so next we are going to do some electric stim and some heat on him. Loosen those muscles up a little more then we are going to put him on a roller bed get some more mobility for that back. He moved really easy to get him functioning and feeling better back on the mat in just a couple of visits. If you have any questions just message me and we will talk about it.

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Chronic Low Back Pain:

Which Treatment Is More Effective?

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Sat, 08 Oct 2016 11:21:26 +0000

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Chronic Low Back Pain: Which Treatment Is More Effective? For patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP), treatment guidelines recommend a non-surgical approach as the FIRST-LINE treatment. Ideally, the goal would be to avoid an initial surgery unless it’s absolutely indicated. That means, unless there is loss of bowel or bladder control or retention (which […]

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Chronic Low Back Pain:

Which Treatment Is More Effective?

For patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP), treatment guidelines recommend a non-surgical approach as the FIRST-LINE treatment. Ideally, the goal would be to avoid an initial surgery unless it’s absolutely indicated. That means, unless there is loss of bowel or bladder control or retention (which represents a medical emergency) or if there is progressive neurological motor and sensory loss, one can safely avoid surgery and conservatively manage the condition.

Interestingly enough, a systematic review of the results from three randomized controlled studies carried out in Norway and the United Kingdom found the outcomes or results between the surgical fusion vs. non-surgical treatment of patients with cLBP showed NO DIFFERENCE at an 11-year follow-up!

Studies have shown chiropractic to be highly beneficial for acute and chronic low back pain cases. In one study, researchers reviewed data on 72,326 cLBP patients in the Medicare system who received one of four possible treatment combinations between 2006 and 2012: 1) chiropractic only; 2) chiropractic followed by conventional medical care (CMC); 3) CMC followed by chiropractic; 4) CMC alone.

The research team found that chiropractic care alone (group 1) resulted in the lowest costs, and these patients had lower rates of back surgery and shorter episodes of care.

The group receiving CMC alone (group 4) had the highest costs, with the second and third groups being similar—both costing less and being more effective than CMC alone.

The conclusion of the study reads, “These findings support initial CMT [chiropractic manipulative therapy] use in the treatment of, and possibly broader chiropractic management of, older multiply-comorbid cLBP patients.”

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This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all healthcare concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a healthcare professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.

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Too Much Pain To Treat

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Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:58:02 +0000

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We are here with the lovely Mrs Brooks.She may be in too much pain to treat. Mrs Brooks is a unique patient where we can not lay her down to adjust her because she gets quite a bit of neck, shoulder and low back pain. But just because we can’t lay her on her stomach […]

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We are here with the lovely Mrs Brooks.She may be in too much pain to treat. Mrs Brooks is a unique patient where we can not lay her down to adjust her because she gets quite a bit of neck, shoulder and low back pain. But just because we can’t lay her on her stomach because it increases her pain doesn’t mean we can’t treat her. So we are going to do some manual therapy on her neck and shoulders. We are going to use a couple instruments just to try to regain mobility, increase her function and to make her feel a little better. Alright so I want you to look up and down for me 5 times. What I am doing is putting pressure on her trapezius muscles. She is going through a range of motion and it is stretching those muscles out. That doesn’t hurt too bad does it? Okay we are going to turn your head and go up and down. Down and up just like that 5 times. one, two, three, four, five. Okay let’s do this side 5 times. One, two,up and down a little more, there you go, three, four,one more, five. Alright so now we take this hand and come all the way up as best you can 5 times. One, two, three, four, five. So what we are doing is trying to loosen up these trapezius muscles, all of her back and shoulder muscles. Because I feel it. You feel it all through don’t you? Yeah. And that will make her neck move better. All the way up 5 times. One, two, three, four, five. Good. Okay touch your belly and your back for me 5 times. One, two, three, four, five. Do you feel that all the way to your mid back? I feel it, it don’t hurt as bad as the other way. One, chin up for me, two, three, four, five. Front, arm straight. Touch your knee and straighten your arm out. One, two, three, four, five. Now we are going to touch your stomach and touch your back. One, two, three, four, five. I feel that but it feels good. Good type of pain right? Yeah because it helps a whole lot. next we are going to use just a vibrating instrument, some Chiropractors might know what it is. All we are going to do is vibrate these joints to try to break up any scar tissue. We are breaking up that scar tissue and loosening the joint up and allows for better range of motion and better motion, better flexibility. And it helps me sleep better. Sleep a little better too right? Mmmm Hmmm. My bed is propped up. It helps. It helps a whole lot. I actually have to wake myself up now instead of getting up at 2 o clock in the morning. You get into a deeper sleep so the Chiropractic care is helping. This is an industrial size massager. We get a lot of comments online that it looks like something you buy at Home Depot. It probably does look something like that but it works so well so we are going to use it. What we are doing is giving her mild fascial release, we are loosening the muscles. It brings blood flow to the surface of the muscles to let some nutrients go in there. It aids in the healing process. This is probably the best part of the adjustment. So the next thing we are going to do is have her seated since she can’t lay down. We are going to do some electric stim on her low back and apply some heat to help to give her some relief. If you have an questions or comments please message me and hope you enjoyed this. Talk to you soon.

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Typical Spinal Adjusting Treatment

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:12:36 +0000

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Hey guys we are here today with Mr Jones. Mr Jones comes in periodically to manage his neck and low back pain. A big golfer, a big fisherman things get out of whack. What I love about Mr Jones is he knows exactly what he needs so we will go through this whole adjusting process […]

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Hey guys we are here today with Mr Jones. Mr Jones comes in periodically to manage his neck and low back pain. A big golfer, a big fisherman things get out of whack. What I love about Mr Jones is he knows exactly what he needs so we will go through this whole adjusting process and if there is something that he feels he still needs he just tells me. I wish more patients were like that because it would help us get them to feel better a little more quickly. So first thing we are going to do is use an adjusting instrument. All I am trying to do is realign the vertabrae and break up some scar tissue, regain mobility in those spinal joints so the spine can function and feel a little better. We always check his leg length because leg length will be an indication that the pelvis has been dysfunctional or misaligned which can in turn make the low back feel a little off. I am using a drop table that allows me to use less pressure to realign his pelvis and lower back. I am feeling around for anything that might be tight. You are kinda tight in there. How does that feel? A little tight. Mr Jones you usually have a lot more to say about all this. I’m muffled. You are muffled today huh? Next we just use a massager, I know it looks like something you buff your car with but what we are doing is loosening up the muscles, bringing some blood to the surface. It makes the adjustment go a little easier. Now to the manipulation. Deep breath for me and out. Look up for me, here we go. Good, other side. Up and back down. Deep breath. Don’t press too hard from this position. This one bothers you? Okay. Alright lay on your side. See that is a good thing, he told me that one position bothered him a little bit so we get it done another way. Good movement there. It was a lumbar adjustment. Good. On your back. You get me sitting up with my hands. This is a cervical adjustment or a neck adjustment. Half of my patients love it and half hate it. For some it not appropriate, for others it does wonders. Mr Jones seems to move pretty easily so we are going to go through with it. Good. Okay come on up. Sit on the edge here. Okay this last one is a thoracic adjustment or anterior thoracic adjustment. Just start low and work your way up. Good. I think we got them all. Good stuff. I want to thank Mr Jones for allowing us to video this and if you have any questions message me or give us a call at the office. Have a great day.

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Back Pain, Three Reasons

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:54:49 +0000

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The Three Major Causes of Back Pain and Why You Should Seek Out Regular Chiropractic Care The various conditions that cause low back pain (LBP) can be classified into three broad categories; mechanical LBP, Nerve Root Pain and Red Flags. Here is a detailed description of each category and why seeking chiropractic care as soon […]

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The Three Major Causes of Back Pain and Why You Should Seek Out Regular Chiropractic Care

The various conditions that cause low back pain (LBP) can be classified into three broad categories; mechanical LBP, Nerve Root Pain and Red Flags. Here is a detailed description of each category and why seeking chiropractic care as soon as possible after detecting the conditions on your back is an excellent decision.

1. Mechanical LBP

The pain pattern characterized by mechanical LBP is usually confined to the low back and at times may spread to the hips and buttocks. The pain may extend to the thighs but it is unusual to feel pain past the knee area. The pain as result of mechanical LBP is never characterized by numbness or weakness in the leg or foot. But, what is the exact cause of mechanical LBP? Lumbar and sacroiliac (SI) sprains, facet syndrome and lumbar muscle strains are listed as some of the major causes of this condition. Other causes include degenerative disk disease (DDD), osteoarthritis, spondylolysis and spinal instability. Mechanical LBP can cause painful sensations if not handled by a qualified chiropractor or any other medical practitioner in good time. The condition can worsen and even lead to other serious health complications such as arthritis.

2. Nerve Root Pain

Nerve root pain conditions cause muscle weakness and numbness to the patient. This is therefore more dangerous than the mechanical LBP conditions. Some major causes of nerve root pain include central or spinal stenosis, arthritis and calcification of ligaments near nerve root. The conditions can also result from herniated disk. The disk can be herniated from either direct nerve convulsion or chemical irritations that inflame the nerve. Nerve root pain can be handled by professional chiropractors without inducing surgical operation.

3. Red Flags

The red flags category of low back pain causes include health infections and conditions such as cancer, cauda equine syndrome and fracture. The patient may experience unexplained weight loss, non-responding low back pain to treatment and sleep interruptions as result of the red flags conditions. Individuals with past history of cancer are also more likely to be diagnosed with red flags category conditions than those who do not have such history. Although further tests are needed to determine if the low back pain conditions is as a result of this third category, it is important to realize that people older than 50 years are prone to develop conditions associated with the red flags broad category of causes of LBP. Red flags conditions are more dangerous than the other two categories and should be handled by qualified medical practitioners as early as possible.

Lastly, it is important to point out that chiropractic experts can help relieve pain caused by most of these LBP conditions. The procedures involved in chiropractic care include spinal manipulation and realignment of important bones in the low back, buttocks and thigh areas. These techniques help in containing the pain in an easy way that does not involve surgical operations.

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Back Pain Causes And Prevention

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:29:08 +0000

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What Causes Back Pain And How To Prevent It? Never experienced back pain before? High chances are that you will experience this sometime in the future. Below are a few ways about how back pain can be prevented in the future. Doing these simple things are sure to lessen your chance of experiencing this awful […]

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What Causes Back Pain And How To Prevent It?

Never experienced back pain before? High chances are that you will experience this sometime in the future. Below are a few ways about how back pain can be prevented in the future. Doing these simple things are sure to lessen your chance of experiencing this awful pain.

1. Choosing A Mattress.

Are you wondering what kind of mattress is best for this? The simple answer to this question is there is no specific mattress for anybody. This is mostly because of the feel of the mattress, a person’s body type, their gender and their size. Our advice for mattresses is that you have a go at laying down on a range of different types of mattresses. Do this for a few minutes for each mattress. Also lie on both sides as well as your back. Always have a look at what the differences are between water, air, foam and inner springs mattresses. Keep away from the mattresses that feel like a hammock. The thickness of a mattress will be anywhere from seven to eighteen inches deep. The best type of mattress ought to keep a persons natural spinal chords in one place if lying on their back or sides. Never sleep on the stomach.

A pillow can be placed between both knees. Otherwise a pillow may be hugged as a person is sleeping. This can be a kick stand and will stop a person from turning onto their stomach.

If you can’t afford to pay much for a good mattress or pillow, then a piece of plywood may be placed between the box spring and the mattress. This is a great short term option.

2. Shoes.

Always have a look at the bottom of all your shoes. Here you will be able to tell if the shoes pattern has worn out. If the shoes heels or soles have worn out, then it is time to purchase a new pair of shoes. These shoes should be brand new. Otherwise, get them re-soled as soon as possible by a shoe cobbler in your area. Do you work on your feet all day? Those who work on their feet all day must learn how to look after and stop back pain from occurring.

3. Diet.

If you have a bad diet, please understand that this can lead to obesity. You are sure to experience back pain at some point in the future. Avoid consuming fast food! Think about going on the Mediterranean or Paleo Diet’s. Think about a few different foods or drinks that you consume that are not good for you. Whether that be fizzy drinks, ice cream or chips. Remove them and replace them with something healthy. A person’s body mass index should be between twenty to twenty five. Some good side-effects to look out for include: improved health, and a better way of life.

4. Exercise.

Good exercise will certainly reduce your chance of experiencing back pain. Research has proven that those who exercise often will not have much pain, will not have to go to the doctor, live longer and will feel great all the time. Exercise and a healthy diet are sure to prevent back pain. Always use the correct techniques when strengthening your core muscles. Ask a professional what exercises are best for your back.

5. Posture.

Avoid sitting in a slumped position. Especially when your head is sitting in carriage positions. The head adds an extra load to a persons upper back muscles. Sitting in a slumped position is sure to give an extra load on your whole back. Always use the correct sitting and standing posture at all times.

These are just some of the few reasons as to why back pain occurs. Keep an eye out for our next article on this subject next month.

We know that each person has their own preferences as to how they look after their health. We thank you very much for choosing us to assist you in this important matter. If you know of anyone who experiences back pain who needs some advice, then we are more than happy to provide assistance.

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Best Exercises for Chronic Low Back Pain

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Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:58:42 +0000

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Chronic Low Back Pain.  Based on simple statistics, we’ve ALL had (or at least will have) some form of low back pain (LBP) at some point in our lives. The term “chronic” applies to LBP that’s been present for at least three months. It has been consistently reported that LBP becomes increasingly difficult to resolve […]

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Chronic Low Back Pain.  Based on simple statistics, we’ve ALL had (or at least will have) some form of low back pain (LBP) at some point in our lives. The term “chronic” applies to LBP that’s been present for at least three months. It has been consistently reported that LBP becomes increasingly difficult to resolve when it persists for three or more months. This month’s topic is about which exercises have been found to BEST address chronic low back pain (cLBP).

Many studies have investigated the effects of stabilization exercises in patients with chronic low back pain. In a review of six recently published studies that followed patients over a four to sixteen week time frame, investigators noted that participants who engaged in exercise (the use of a Swiss ball, floor or “land-based” exercises, sling exercises with some focusing on the abdominal muscles while others looked the extensors) reported improvements in pain and disability that were not seen among those in the non-exercise control groups. Additionally, one study also looked at changes in bone density between both groups and found increased bone density in the exercise group and a reduction in bone density among participants who refrained from exercise. Another study reported waist isometric strength increases in their exercise group.

One study found the cross section of the multifidus (MF) muscles—the deep low back, fine motor muscle groups that is considered to be one of the most important targets for low back strengthening—significantly increased after eight weeks of exercise. Another study observed the same effect for the deep transverse abdominis muscles.

These and other studies clearly show that core stabilization exercises can improve pain and disability scores in patients with cLBP, while those who do not exercise do not improve and in fact, may actually worsen! So, what are core stabilization exercises?

Here are some Swiss ball options (try 5-10 times and increase reps/hold times as you improve your strength):

1) Sitting pelvic tilts – This can be done with both feet (or eventually one foot when you’re ready for an added challenge) on the floor while rocking the pelvis front to back, left to right, or in a circular or “figure-8” manner.

2) Bridge – Start sitting and then walk out so the ball is between the shoulder blades. Keep your trunk parallel to the floor. Push your heels into the floor to activate the hip extensors (buttock muscles) and then walk back up to a sitting position. You can further challenge your balance and hip extensor strength by raising one leg.

3) Sit-ups – Start sitting and roll halfway back and hold it for different lengths of time.

4) See-Saw – Hug the ball and roll out into a push up position. Position the ball under your pelvis and lift one leg at a time towards the ceiling. Alternate between the left and right legs. You can do BOTH legs together once you get used to this to make it more challenging.

There are MANY other Swiss ball exercises, but these are some good ones to start with. Next month, we’ll look at similar floor or land-based pelvic stabilization exercises!

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Vineland Chiropractor Daily Health Update 8/3

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:49:37 +0000

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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 Courtesy of: Mental Attitude: Managing Emotional Stress. To help you better manage stress, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends the following: learn how to recognize the first signs of stress, such as neck stiffness or clenching a fist; learn how to let go of things you can’t […]

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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 Courtesy of:

Mental Attitude: Managing Emotional Stress. To help you better manage stress, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends the following: learn how to recognize the first signs of stress, such as neck stiffness or clenching a fist; learn how to let go of things you can’t control; prepare as much as you can for potentially stressful situations; view change as a challenge, rather than a threat; when conflicts occur at work, try to resolve them as soon as possible; don’t overschedule yourself; find a friend, loved one, or other trusted source to talk with when you’re stressed; engage in an activity that helps you feel relaxed, such as a hobby or sport; exercise regularly; eat nutritious meals; and get plenty of sleep. American Academy of Family Physicians, July 2016

Health Alert: Red Hair Greatly Raises Melanoma Risk. The same genes that result in red hair may also increase an individual’s risk for skin cancer. Researchers examined tumor DNA sequences from more than 400 people and found 42% more mutations linked to sun damage in the tumors of those with genes favoring red hair. Dr. Julie Sharp, head of health and patient information at Cancer Research UK writes, “This important research explains why red-haired people have to be so careful about covering up in strong sun… People who tend to burn rather than tan, or who have fair skin, hair or eyes, or who have freckles or moles are also at higher risk.” Nature Communications, July 2016

Diet: Magnesium Could Be One Key to Blood Pressure Control. An analysis of data from 34 clinical trials involving magnesium supplements found that taking ~368 mg of magnesium daily for about three months can result in overall reductions in systolic blood pressure (the top number) of 2 mm/Hg and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) of 1.78 mm/Hg. The researchers also identified a relationship between higher magnesium levels and better blood flow, which is another factor linked to lower blood pressure. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist who reviewed the findings explains, “Magnesium dilates arteries, and in doing so lowers the blood pressure… checking magnesium levels as part of a screening for heart health may become an essential part of prevention and for treatment of blood pressure.” American Heart Association, July 2016

Exercise: Exercise Helps the Brain Develop. MRI scans of the brains of adolescent males indicate a correlation between increased aerobic fitness levels and cortical development. The results suggest physical exercise during the teen years may result in improved cognitive performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, June 2016

Chiropractic: Fibromyalgia May Be Caused By Injury to Specific Anatomical Site. Fibromyalgia is a condition with no known cause and is characterized by chronic pain and tenderness at various sites in the body. In this case study, researchers describe a patient who underwent a surgical procedure to address a fractured femur following a bicycle accident. Immediately after the surgery, he reported back pain and over time developed chronic pain in several other body sites to the point that he met the diagnosis criteria for fibromyalgia. During the course of care, his doctors discovered that treatments addressing the nervous system at the base of his spine resulted in symptom relief in other areas of his body, including his throat. The researchers conclude, “The present case suggests that treatment targeting symptoms in one part of the body might produce a systemic therapeutic effect in patients with fibromyalgia.” SpringerPlus, July 2016

Wellness/Prevention: How Big Is Your Waist? A large waistline can put you at risk for health problems, and thus measuring your waist can help gauge your health. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute advises the following steps to assess your waist circumference: stand up while measuring your waist, place a tape measure above the hip bones around the middle of your waist, and take the measurement after exhaling. According the latest guidelines, having a waist circumference greater than 35 inches (~89 cm) for women and 40 inches (~101 cm) for men increases one’s risk for both type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, July 2016

Quote: “Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.” ~ Stephen Fry

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This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.

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