SPINAL MANIPULATION: A Beneficial Choice for Relief of Back Pain, Better Quality of
Life, Reduced Risk of Tests and Prescriptions
Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is a choice when it
comes to options for managing back pain, a choice
not all back pain sufferers know about but may
want to be. In a review of 83,025 insurance back pain claims,
28% of the patients underwent treatment with
SMT. Of them, 24% received SMT initially, 4% delayed using SMT,
and 72% didn’t undergo SMT at all. Caring
for initial back pain episodes
with spinal manipulation decreased the risk of imaging studies,
injection procedures, and/or back surgery by close to 30%
compared with not receiving SMT.
Delayed spinal manipulation treatment also resulted in
higher risk for these procedures. (1) A study of older
Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who underwent long-term
care with SMT found that they had
higher health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care than those who
had long-term care with prescription drug therapy.
(2) Older Medicare chronic low back pain patients who initially chose opioid
analgesic therapy experienced a higher rate of adverse drug
events than the patients who chose SMT care. (3) Spinal manipulation is our forte!
Delivering gentle, research-supported spinal manipulation in
the form of gentle, well-researched Cox® Technic is our choice.
Come feel it!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details
the latest spine research about the optimal method to treat spine, back, and neck pain
with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management mixed with a presentation of the
past influences on the present delivery and path for the future
direction of research and delivery of SMT.
Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE
MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care
Osteoporosis-related falls are widespread
as osteoporosis is one of the most common skeletal diseases. An
analysis of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis tracked
their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were documented to be indicators
of higher risk for non-spine and hip fracture in the next year.
For women, a recent fall denoted an 8.1%
absolute risk of non-spine fracture in a year, a 2.5 times greater
risk than women who hadn’t fallen, a 2.5%
absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times increased fall risk.
(4) Falls are bad. Spinal Care Clinic is ready to
help you avoid falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. We
can talk about addressing options like nutrition (calcium and vitamin
D supplementation, etc.), gut microbiota balance, and exercise within the Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic treatment plan for osteoporosis management.
(5,6) Researchers noted that patients understood the benefit
of non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis including exercise,
nutrition, and fall prevention but admitted that they found it difficult incorporating these
approaches into everyday life. (6) Is that you? Spinal Care Clinic
is here to help! Let’s talk about osteoporosis and fall
risk at your next appointment!
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