JUNE 17, 2015 – In a recent study, spinal manipulation performed on patients who recently underwent neck or back surgery was found to have the potential to decrease disability after such surgeries.
In the March 2015 edition of the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, the advantages and disadvantages of manipulative therapy (MT) post lumbar open laser microdiscectomy were evaluated. Many patients who have this surgery experience outcomes including reduced ability to perform daily tasks. 21 patients who had undergone the surgery were divided into spinal manipulation and active control groups.
At 2-3 weeks post-op, patients received manipulation twice per week for 4 weeks. Patients in the MT group demonstrated a 55% reduction in disability, and those in the control group incurred a 5% increase in disability. Leg pain was also reduced by 55% in the MT group while the control group had only a 9% reduction.
One chiropractic provider, Dr. Frank Gomez of Sayville Immediate Chiropractic Care, is excited about the new study. “Spinal manipulation is the most common treatment approach performed routinely by chiropractors. Whether you have or have not had surgery for lower back pain, the benefits of chiropractic and spinal manipulation are recognized as a recommended course of treatment!,” said Dr. Gomez.
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About Dr. Frank Gomez
Dr. Gomez is a demonstrated chiropractic expert who has nearly three decades of clinical experience. An educator who dedicates himself to also learning leading-edge clinical strategies, Dr. Gomez works with patients who suffer from neck and back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and more.
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