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Most Chiropractic Clinic Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine merits respect. Most Chiropractic Clinic respects all Murfreesboro 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 getting 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 Murfreesboro chiropractor respects the spine and matches its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is many times non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or favorable for spine pain often delivered even in Murfreesboro? 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) 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 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 beckons standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines founded on what works best according to such evidence. (5) Most Chiropractic Clinic agrees that published guidelines documenting what is most effective require respectful use.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is really going on? A recently released article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients sent for spine surgery bluntly reported 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 less non-surgical forms of treatment. The article proposes that if patients received evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would deteriorate as they have to wait such a long time to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates grew from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in increased complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Most Chiropractic Clinic offers Murfreesboro chiropractic spine care with less invasive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro chiropractic consultation today with the Murfreesboro spine specialist at Most Chiropractic Clinic where your hurting spine is seen with respect and relieving care as evidence reports as being best.

 
 
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