Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine merits respect. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries respects all Manchester spines, those healthy and those hurting. When the spine hurts, it demands attention. The attention the hurting spine gets is not always respectful of the guidelines for its pain relief. That fact is receiving notice in the medical research. Evidence based guidelines for a painful spine’s care are plentiful, but they aren’t always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Manchester chiropractor respects the spine and complements its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is often times non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or beneficial for spine pain often provided even in Manchester? The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians advocate spinal manipulation for low back pain. (1) Flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) and manual therapy using joint mobilization techniques and flexion distraction is reported to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Conservative treatment in the form of spinal manipulation should be undertaken by patients with chronic low back pain and disability related to low back pain. (3) Flexion distraction provides clinically significant improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research states that surgical approaches and outcomes vary from place to place for patients with the same condition. It calls for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines founded about what works best according to such evidence. (5) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries agrees that published guidelines documenting what is best require respectful use.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A just released article that reviewed the care of Canadian spine pain patients sent for spine surgery came out and wrote that “Surgeons do not use clinical practice guidelines before spine surgery.” What did they do? Prescribed medications to 74.2% of them 46.3% of whom got opioids.  61.1% of patients tried two or less non-surgical forms of treatment. The article suggests that if patients tried evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would get worse as they have to wait so long to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates rose from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in escalated complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers Manchester chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Manchester CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

Listen to this PODCAST with medical doctor, Dr. David Moen, who encourages non-surgical care of back pain with chiropractic for less costly and unnecessary medical care.

Schedule a Manchester chiropractic consultation today with the Manchester spine specialist at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence documents best.

 
 
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