Manchester Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Manchester folks? Let’s start with where it fits in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS RECOMMENDED

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Probably because it is known to take many years for such up-to-date, proven concepts to filter to common knowledge. There are even people who (not our Manchester chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries certainly is the Manchester back pain specialist!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Manchester chiropractic office, especially the more difficult cases! For example, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and evade the need for reoperation. (3) Reports say that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do receive spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The call for chiropractic spine care is growing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum duration of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a Manchester neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is an option for pain relief. Another similar study reported that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is stated in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were reported for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a good idea. A study of 137 patients proposed to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not need surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has substantial success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper describing how flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)

MIND-BODY PRACTITIONERS (INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS) HELP

A study of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People going to them were significantly younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were much more prone to believe that MBP prevented illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

Listen to a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation benefits back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have experienced back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Manchester chiropractor, a true Manchester back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Manchester spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Manchester chiropractic patients. 
 
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