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MSNBC: Back Surgery May Backfire for Back Pain Patients

October 18, 2010 15:49 by juliecoxcid

 

MSNBC reports on the statistics of back surgery which aren't all that favorable: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39658423/ns/health-pain_center

  1. 600,000 Americans choose back surgery
  2. 1450 Ohio Work Comp back pain patients with similar diagnoses:
    • 1/2 had surgery with fusion - At 2 years, 26% returned to work...plus a 41% increase in pain killer use.
    • 1/2 did not have surgery - At 2 years, 67% returned to work.
  3. 2007 Agency for Health Care Policy and Reform reports
    • 27 million Americans with back problems
    • $30.3 million spent on back pain.
    • PT, pain management, chiropractic, spine surgeries (which makes up the most)
  4. complicated spine surgeries with fusion - 8 times increase in 15 years
  5. "Even when the surgery is a success, it rarely dispels 100 percent of back pain."

Conservative options like chiropractic, particularly Cox Technic flexion distraction decompression, is ready to help patients after surgery who still suffer, but is most viable for those patients before surgery who need pain relief.

 

 


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Cox® Technic Relieves Radiculopathy Better

May 18, 2010 21:54 by juliecoxcid

Cox® Technic (aka flexion-distraction) clinical outcomes published in European Spine Journal. Flexion-Distraction provided more low back pain relief than did medical conservative active exercise. 

Patients with radiculopathy (leg pain) did significantly better with flexion-distraction than active exercise. 

 

article link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/f32603l877144k77/?p=1ba95a15a905467b8ed4080941ee22e6&pi=4


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Cox® Technic for Pregnancy Back Pain Relief

March 10, 2010 00:39 by juliecoxcid

Gudavalli, Kruse and Cambron reported on a case of a 26-year-old pregnant patient in her second trimester of pregnancy with severe pain in her lower back extending to her hips on both sides and to her right leg. She even felt tingling down her right lower leg to her foot. She reported relief of pain after the first treatment with Cox flexion-distraction decompression. Granted the application is a bit modified since she is pregnant, but she was comfortably accommodated by lying on her side on the Cox® Table while the doctor used the manual lateral flexion to allow flexion into the spine and flexion to allow lateral flexion. She reported being painfree and was documented as such using both objective and subjective tests after just 8 visits.

Click here for the abstract of the article.

Cox® Technic is gentle and effective care for the most delicate conditions like pregnancy and stenosis and disc herniation and older spines that want gentler care.

Cox® Technic is gentle and effective treatment for spinal pain conditions.


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