Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology respects all Plymouth spines, those healthy and those hurting. When the spine hurts, it demands attention. The attention the hurting spine gets is not 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 are not always used. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Plymouth chiropractor respects the spine and matches its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is often times non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or beneficial for spine pain often delivered even in Plymouth? 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) Conservative treatment in the form of spinal manipulation should be attempted by patients with chronic low back pain and disability related to low back pain. (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 methods and outcomes vary from place to place for patients with the same condition. It invites standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines built regarding what works best according to such evidence. (5) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology agrees that published guidelines documenting what is best need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is really going on? A recently published article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients referred for spine surgery came out and 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 fewer non-surgical forms of treatment. The article proposes that if patients tried 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 escalated complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology delivers Plymouth chiropractic spine care with less invasive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Plymouth CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

Schedule a Plymouth chiropractic consultation now with the Plymouth spine specialist at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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