February 2024 Healthy News from Dr. Butwell Heart and Spine Benefit from Exercise and Sacroiliac Pain Benefits from Treatment

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The great sacroiliac joint debate: does it cause pain or not? We are not go deep into that, but our Georgetown back and leg pain sufferers may experience pain in the sacroiliac joint. Some medical approaches today fuse the sacroiliac joints, inject them, etc. (1,2,3) In the conservative world, an analysis of how manual therapy might reduce and/or alleviate sacroiliac joint pain revealed that manual therapy – though just which technique of manual therapy is best was not clear in all the studies they read – statistically significantly enhanced disability due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction syndrome. (4) There’s always room for additional research! Another study contrasted the effect of manual therapy, exercise, and a combination of those two on sacroiliac pain dysfunction. All 3 groups were shown to have experienced a significant reduction in sacroiliac-associated pain. The researchers stated in their conclusion that manual therapy was effective over the long term for sacroiliac joint pain reduction and that adding specific exercise to the sacroiliac joint manipulation treatment raised the effectiveness. (5) If we discover through our examination that sacroiliac pain is of consequence in your back pain condition, let’s ponder Georgetown chiropractic non-surgical manual therapy and [possibly even|maybe]70] 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 emerges after a few weeks or month of exercise. Researchers are discussing that even single or short-term exercise sessions offer benefit! They tested this and discovered that short-term exercise-induced protection provided immediate cardiac protection (like lessening the magnitude of cardiac/vascular damage due to long-term ischemia) cheaply and easily. (6) We know that our exercise-adverse Georgetown chiropractic patients will like this! Just one exercise session may offer benefit. That’s the 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) Time to add exercise?

In this month of hearts (Happy belated Valentine’s Day), take care of your heart and spine! Dr. Butwell is pleased to be your Georgetown chiropractic partner in this project. See you soon!

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