Two Rivers Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Two Rivers folks? Let’s start with where it is in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Lakeshore Chiropractic


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) Did you know that? Probably not as it is known to take numerous years for such new, proven concepts to filter to general knowledge. Some people (not our Two Rivers chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when as a matter of fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Two Rivers chiropractor at Lakeshore Chiropractic surely is the Two Rivers back pain specialist!

Lakeshore Chiropractic welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Two Rivers chiropractic practice, particularly the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and evade the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)


The call for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Two Rivers neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Lakeshore Chiropractic is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study reported that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing the condition termed stenosis. To top it off, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)


A second opinion before spine surgery is a worthy 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 need surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Lakeshore Chiropractic has vast success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Lakeshore Chiropractic employs 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)


A study of 674 emergency room adult visits revealed that 500 (74.2%) patients had used at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People choosing this form of care were significantly younger and more probable to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were significantly 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)

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Listen to one of these PODCASTS about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have struggled with back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Two Rivers chiropractic appointment with Lakeshore Chiropractic as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your Two Rivers chiropractor, a true Two Rivers back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Two Rivers spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Lakeshore Chiropractic offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Two Rivers chiropractic patients. 
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