Plymouth Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other Plymouth folks? Let’s look at where it fits in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology

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) Did you know that? Not likely because it takes numerous years for such new, proven concepts to filter to general knowledge. There are even people who (not our Plymouth chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Plymouth chiropractor at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology certainly is the Plymouth back pain specialist!

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Plymouth chiropractic practice, particularly the painful cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and evade the necessity of reoperation. (3) Reports state that from 9 to 33% of people receive spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The call for chiropractic spine care is rising. 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 does such a Plymouth neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is an option for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing the condition termed stenosis. Further, 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 worthy 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 Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology has considerable success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology employs a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which integrates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper reporting 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 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 quite a bit younger and more probable to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were much more apt to believe that MBP prevented illness, treated illness, and was safe, more successful 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 relieves 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 Plymouth chiropractic appointment with Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Plymouth chiropractor, a true Plymouth back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Plymouth spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Plymouth chiropractic patients. 
 
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