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 patients are aware of but may
want to be. In an analysis of 83,025 insurance back pain claims,
28% of the patients were treated with
SMT. Of them, 24% received SMT initially, 4% delayed using SMT,
and 72% didn’t undergo SMT at all. Managing initial back pain episodes
with spinal manipulation reduced the risk of imaging studies,
injection procedures, and/or back surgery by almost 30%
compared with not receiving spinal manipulation treatment.
Delayed SMT also raised the risk for these procedures. (1) A review of older
Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who underwent long-term
care with SMT revealed that they reported
higher health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care than those who
underwent 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 “thing”!
Delivering gentle, research-documented spinal manipulation in
the form of gentle, well-investigated 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 describes
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 discussion of the
past influences on the present delivery and plan for the future
direction of research and delivery of SMT.
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MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care
Osteoporosis-related falls are so common
as osteoporosis is one of the most common skeletal diseases. An
analysis of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis counted
their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were found to be signs
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 higher
risk than women who hadn’t had falls, a 2.5%
absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times increased fall risk.
(4) Falls are bad. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is here to
help you avert 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 McHenry
chiropractic treatment plan for osteoporosis management.
(5,6) Researchers observed that patients understood the benefit
of non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis including exercise,
nutrition, and fall prevention but confessed that they found it hard incorporating these
approaches into daily life. (6) Is that you? We’re here to help! Let’s discuss osteoporosis and fall
risk at your next visit!
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