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Mandeville Chiropractic Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. Mandeville Chiropractic respects all Mandeville 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 abound, but they aren’t always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Mandeville chiropractor respects the spine and matches 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 Mandeville? 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) Spinal manipulation as a conservative treatment should be attempted by patients with chronic low back pain and disability related to low back pain. (3) Flexion distraction brings clinically significant improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research states that surgical methods and outcomes differ 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) Mandeville Chiropractic agrees that published guidelines showing what is most effective need to be respected.

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 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 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 such a long time to get to the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates grew from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that lead to increased complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Mandeville Chiropractic delivers Mandeville chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, particularly with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Mandeville CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

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

 
 
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