Lakeshore Chiropractic Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. Lakeshore Chiropractic respects all Two Rivers 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 are abundant, but they aren’t always used. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Two Rivers chiropractor respects the spine and coordinates 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 favorable for spine pain often provided even in Two Rivers? 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 reported to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Spinal manipulation as a conservative treatment should be tried by patients with chronic low back pain and low back pain related disability. (3) Flexion distraction brings clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research states that surgical approaches and outcomes differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It invites standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines founded about what works best according to such evidence. (5) Lakeshore Chiropractic agrees that published guidelines showing what is most effective require respectful use.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A recently released article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients sent for spine surgery bluntly 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 proposes that if patients attempted to use 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 see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates increased from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in escalated complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Lakeshore Chiropractic delivers Two Rivers chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, particularly with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Two Rivers CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

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

 
 
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