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

The spine deserves respect. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center respects all Manahawkin 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 abundant, but they are not always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Manahawkin 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 provided even in Manahawkin? 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 tried by patients with chronic low back pain and low back pain related disability. (3) Flexion distraction provides 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 differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It calls for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines based regarding what works best according to such evidence. (5) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center agrees that published guidelines showing what is best need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? 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 suggests 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 so long to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates grew from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that lead to higher complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center delivers Manahawkin chiropractic spine care with less invasive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

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

 
 
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