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

The spine deserves respect. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic respects all Fort Wayne 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 aren’t always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor respects the spine and complements its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is frequently non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or beneficial for spine pain often provided even in Fort Wayne? The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians endorse 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 attempted by patients with chronic low back pain and disability related to low back pain. (3) Flexion distraction provides clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research reports that surgical approaches and outcomes differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It pleas for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines based on what works best according to such evidence. (5) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic agrees that published guidelines documenting what is best need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A just released article that reviewed the care of Canadian spine pain patients referred 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 fewer 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 deteriorate as they have to wait so long to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates rose from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in escalated complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic delivers Fort Wayne chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, particularly with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Fort Wayne CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic consultation now with the Fort Wayne spine specialist at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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