Benefits of Pre-Back Surgery Minster Chiropractic Care and Exercise

Before undergoing back surgery, Minster back pain sufferers will do well to undergo chiropractic care and exercise. Research continues to share the benefit of non-surgical treatment for back pain relief. Minster Chiropractic Center is the chiropractic care office in Minster for both!


Self-care is often suggested as first-line treatment for back pain patients. If that does not produce the desired results, adding 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 suggested by medical physician groups like the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center specializes in a gentle, evidence-based spinal manipulation treatment in the form of Cox® Technic to relieve back pain that may well assist Minster back pain sufferers avoid back surgery and control their back pain more independently.


Back pain sufferers would like to help themselves as much as possible. Minster Chiropractic Center knows this. Exercise is shown useful for non-surgical pain relief for patients with spinal stenosis. (2) The right type of exercise is vital, so we will talk about what’s right for you! Maybe Pilates would be your “thing”. A study of chronic musculoskeletal pain patients who tried a Pilates-based exercise program found that the pain patients better functioned and coped with their pain condition more autonomously and efficiently. They did better at work, enjoyed hobbies more, were motivated to keep exercising, did more to make do with their own pain conditions independently. These, in turn, helped them discover a healthier way of life. (3) These benefits arose 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 carefully. They established exercise programs for each patient to do. They discovered that back pain patients who experienced 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 improved 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 Minster back pain patients find in their chiropractic care at Minster Chiropractic Center. Control not cure is a reasonable goal when coping 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 Minster chiropractic appointment today. You will find a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that includes Cox® Technic and exercise you find physically possible may well deliver the Minster back pain relief you want without back surgery.

Minster Chiropractic Center offers beneficial pre-back surgery chiropractic care and exercise to physically prepare for and possibly avoid back surgery. 
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