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Tarrytown Chiropractic Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. Tarrytown Chiropractic respects all Tarrytown 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 is not 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 aren’t always used. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Tarrytown chiropractor respects the spine and coordinates 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 favorable for spine pain often provided even in Tarrytown? 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 written to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Conservative treatment in the form of spinal manipulation should be undertaken by patients with chronic low back pain and disability related to low back pain. (3) Flexion distraction provides clinically significant 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 regarding what works best according to such evidence. (5) Tarrytown Chiropractic agrees that published guidelines showing what is most effective need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A recently published article that reviewed the care of Canadian spine pain patients sent for spine surgery bluntly 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 received 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 such a long time to get to the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates grew from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in escalated complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Tarrytown Chiropractic offers Tarrytown chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

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

 
 
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