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Spengel Chiropractic Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine merits respect. Spengel Chiropractic respects all McHenry spines, those in good shape and those in not so good shape. When the spine hurts, it demands 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 abound, but they aren’t always followed. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your McHenry chiropractor respects the spine and complements 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 McHenry? 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 written 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 delivers clinically significant 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 pleas for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines based regarding what works best according to such evidence. (5) Spengel Chiropractic agrees that published guidelines documenting what is most effective require respectful use.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is really going on? A just released article that reviewed the care of Canadian spine pain patients referred for spine surgery came out and stated 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 get worse as they have to wait such a long time to get to the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates increased from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in increased complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Spengel Chiropractic delivers McHenry chiropractic spine care with less invasive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A McHenry CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic consultation today with the McHenry spine specialist at Spengel Chiropractic where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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