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Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Carrolltown Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, Carrolltown back pain sufferers can benefit from pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise. Research keeps documenting the benefit of non-surgical treatment for back pain relief. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is the chiropractic care office in Carrolltown for both!


Self-care is often recommended as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that does not work, including non-drug therapy for acute low back pain – spinal manipulation – and for chronic or subacute back pain – spinal manipulation, intensive interdisciplinary rehab, exercise, acupuncture, massage, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy - is promoted by medical physician organizations like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation uses a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment called Cox® Technic for relief of back pain that may well assist Carrolltown back pain sufferers avoid back surgery and manage their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation realizes this. Exercise is documented to be positive for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The proper type of exercise is important, so we will talk about what is suitable for you! Maybe Pilates would be your “thing”. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who undertook a Pilates-based exercise program revealed that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more autonomously and efficiently. They did better at work, took pleasure in hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to make do with their own pain conditions without outside help. These, in turn, motivated them to discover a healthier lifestyle. (3) These benefits resulted without back surgery.


Researchers set up a trial of exercise for back pain patients scheduled for back surgery. They described the back pain condition to the patients thoroughly. They established exercise programs for each patient to do. They found that back pain patients who underwent this pre-surgery program of explanation and exercise benefitted in several ways: The back pain sufferers noticed improvement exercising than being inactive while waiting for surgery. The back pain sufferers’ frame of mind got better as they exercised. They had time to contemplate their treatment and lifestyle options. Even patients who did not report symptom improvement responded well to this program as they thought themselves more confident in being able to do some self-management of their pain. (4) These are all positive outcomes Carrolltown back pain patients discover in their chiropractic care at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Control not cure is a realistic objective when dealing with back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about helping a patient find pain relief with the Cox® Technic System of Spine Pain Management as he wanted to avoid back surgery.

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. You will find an individualized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well deliver the Carrolltown back pain relief you want without back surgery.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation suggests beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery. 
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