Preston Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other Preston folks? Let us look at where it is in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Chiropractic Associates

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) Have you heard that before? Probably not as it requires many years for such new, proven ideas to trickle down to common knowledge. There are even people who (not our Preston chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when as a matter of fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Preston chiropractor at Chiropractic Associates surely is the Preston back pain specialist!

Chiropractic Associates invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Preston chiropractic office, particularly the more difficult cases! For instance, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and avoid the need for reoperation. (3) Reports state that from 9 to 33% of people get 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 increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the best timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a Preston neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Chiropractic Associates is an option for pain relief. Another similar study found that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs triggering 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 sound 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 need surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Chiropractic Associates has vast success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Chiropractic Associates utilizes a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves allowing 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 report of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had used at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People going to them were quite a bit younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were much more liable to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

CONTACT Chiropractic Associates

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

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