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Wilson Family Chiropractic Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine merits respect. Wilson Family Chiropractic respects all Millville 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 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 abound, but they aren’t always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Millville chiropractor respects the spine and complements its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is frequently non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or beneficial for spine pain often provided even in Millville? 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 written to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Conservative treatment in the form of spinal manipulation should be attempted 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 methods and outcomes differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It invites standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines built on what works best according to such evidence. (5) Wilson Family Chiropractic agrees that published guidelines documenting what is best need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A just released article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients sent for spine surgery bluntly 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 less non-surgical forms of treatment. The article suggests that if patients received 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 lead to increased complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Wilson Family Chiropractic delivers Millville chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Millville CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

Schedule a Millville chiropractic consultation today with the Millville spine specialist at Wilson Family Chiropractic where your hurting spine is seen with respect and relieving care as evidence documents best.

 
 
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