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

The spine deserves respect. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic respects all Fernandina Beach 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 are not always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor respects the spine and matches 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 Fernandina Beach? 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 tried by patients with chronic low back pain and disability related to low back pain. (3) Flexion distraction brings clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research reports that surgical methods and outcomes vary from place to place for patients with the same condition. It beckons standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines based on what works best according to such evidence. (5) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic agrees that published guidelines showing 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 sent for spine surgery bluntly wrote 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 proposes that if patients received 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 rose from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in increased complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers Fernandina Beach chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, particularly with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Fernandina Beach 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic consultation now with the Fernandina Beach spine specialist at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic where your hurting spine is seen with respect and relieving care as evidence documents best.

 
 
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