Minster Chiropractic Center Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. Minster Chiropractic Center respects all Minster spines, those healthy and those hurting. 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 getting notice in the medical research. Evidence based guidelines for a painful spine’s care are plentiful, but they aren’t always used. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Minster 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 beneficial for spine pain often delivered even in Minster? 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 written 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 delivers clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research notes that surgical approaches and outcomes vary from place to place for patients with the same condition. It calls for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines built regarding what works best according to such evidence. (5) Minster Chiropractic Center agrees that published guidelines documenting what is best need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is really going on? A recently 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 fewer non-surgical forms of treatment. The article suggests 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 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) Minster Chiropractic Center offers Minster chiropractic spine care with less invasive, more effective means, particularly with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Minster CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

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

 
 
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