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 for treatment of back pain, a choice
not all back pain sufferers are aware of but may
want to be. In a review 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% did not received SMT at all. Treating initial episodes of back pain
with spinal manipulation reduced 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 received long-term
care with SMT found that they described having
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 “thing”!
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 describes
the latest spine research about the most
advantageous 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.
Vancouver CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE
MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care
Osteoporosis-related falls are prevalent
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 12 months.
For women, a recent fall indicated an 8.1%
absolute risk of non-spine fracture in 12 months, 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 higher fall risk.
(4) Falls aren’t good. Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Vancouver
chiropractic treatment plan for managing osteoporosis.
(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 everyday life. (6) Is that you? We’re here to help! Let’s discuss osteoporosis and fall
risk at your next appointment!
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