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Healthy News February 2024

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There is debate about whether the sacroiliac joint causes pain, but we will not get deep into that; however, our Carrolltown back and leg pain sufferers may have pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative realm, an analysis of how manual therapy might reduce and/or ease sacroiliac joint pain revealed that manual therapy – though just which technique of manual therapy is best was not described in all the studies they reviewed – statistically significantly improved disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There’s always room for additional research! Another study juxtaposed the effect of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All of the groups were shown to have experienced a significant reduction in sacroiliac-associated pain. The researchers concluded that manual therapy was effective in the long term for sacroiliac joint pain reduction and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment elevated the effectiveness. (5) If we find sacroiliac pain to be of consequence in your back pain condition, let’s ponder Carrolltown chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and possibly even a little exercise to address it!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr.  Michael McMurray on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes exercise.

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Exercise is praised for its benefit for heart health, benefit which appears after some time of exercise say weeks or months. Researchers are discussing that even single or short-term exercise sessions offer benefit! They verified this and found that short-term exercise-induced protection offered immediate cardiac protection (like lessening the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) at low cost and in a simple way. (6) We know that our exercise-adverse Carrolltown chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s a first step! And more bonuses of exercise for low back pain sufferers are detailed. A rehab exercise program for normal and overweight patients showed improvement in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein as well as improvement in cardiovascular risk and lumbar muscle. (7) Are you ready to add exercise?

In this month of hearts (Happy belated Valentine’s Day), take care of your heart and spine! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is honored to be your Carrolltown chiropractic partner in this effort. See you soon!

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