Minster Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Minster folks? Let us start with where it fits in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Minster Chiropractic Center

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS RECOMMENDED

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) Is that news to you? Likely as it is known to take numerous years for such up-to-date, proven models to filter to general knowledge. Some people (not our Minster chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center surely is the Minster back pain specialist!

Minster Chiropractic Center invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Minster chiropractic practice, especially the painful cases! For instance, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and avoid the necessity of reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people receive spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do get spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The demand for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that 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 Minster neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Minster Chiropractic Center 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 initiating 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)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a good idea. A study of 137 patients recommended to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not require 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 Minster Chiropractic Center has vast success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Minster Chiropractic Center uses 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)

MIND-BODY PRACTITIONERS (INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS) HELP

A report of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People going to them were significantly younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were significantly more likely to believe that MBP inhibited 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 a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have had back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

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

Minster Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Minster chiropractic patients. 
 
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