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Vancouver Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Vancouver folks? Let’s look at where it fits in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Vancouver Disc Centers

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS RECOMMENDED

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Probably because it requires numerous years for such new, proven concepts to filter to common knowledge. Some people (not our Vancouver chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when as a matter of fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers certainly is the Vancouver back pain specialist!

Vancouver Disc Centers invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Vancouver chiropractic office, especially the more difficult cases! For example, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and escape the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do get spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The demand for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum time of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Vancouver neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Vancouver Disc Centers is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is stated in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a good idea. A study of 137 patients recommended to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not require surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to need surgery, the type of surgery was changed for 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Vancouver Disc Centers has considerable success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Vancouver Disc Centers utilizes a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves allowing normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper reporting flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)

MIND-BODY PRACTITIONERS (INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS) HELP

A study of 674 emergency room adult visits revealed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People choosing this form of care were significantly younger and more probable to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were significantly more apt to believe that MBP prevented illness, treated illness, and was safe, more successful than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have had back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Vancouver chiropractor, a true Vancouver back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Vancouver spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Vancouver Disc Centers offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Vancouver chiropractic patients. 
 
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