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New Roads Chiropractic Center Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. New Roads Chiropractic Center respects all New Roads spines, those in good shape and those in not so good shape. When the spine hurts, it gets attention. The attention the hurting spine gets isn’t 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 abound, but they are not always followed. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your New Roads chiropractor respects the spine and coordinates 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 favorable for spine pain often provided even in New Roads? The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians recommend spinal manipulation for low back pain. (1) Flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) and manual therapy using joint mobilization techniques and flexion distraction is written to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Spinal manipulation as a conservative treatment should be undertaken by patients with chronic low back pain and disability related to low back pain. (3) Flexion distraction delivers clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research reports that surgical approaches and outcomes vary from place to place for patients with the same condition. It pleas for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines built regarding what works best according to such evidence. (5) New Roads Chiropractic Center agrees that published guidelines documenting what is most effective require respectful use.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A recently published article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients sent for spine surgery came out and stated 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 fewer non-surgical forms of treatment. The article proposes that if patients tried evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would deteriorate as they have to wait such a long time to get to the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates rose from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in higher complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) New Roads Chiropractic Center offers New Roads chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A New Roads CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

Schedule a New Roads chiropractic consultation now with the New Roads spine specialist at New Roads Chiropractic Center where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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