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St. Francisville Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other St. Francisville folks? Let us look at where it fits in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville

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? Likely as it is known to take numerous years for such up-to-date, proven models to trickle down to general knowledge. Some people (not our St. Francisville chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your St. Francisville chiropractor at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville certainly is the St. Francisville back pain specialist!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our St. Francisville chiropractic office, especially the painful cases! For instance, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and evade the necessity of reoperation. (3) Reports state that from 9 to 33% of people receive spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The demand for chiropractic spine care is growing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum period 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 St. Francisville neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is an option for pain relief. Another similar study reported that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs triggering the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is stated in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were reported 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 require surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville has substantial success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville employs a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting 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 report 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 seeking such care were quite a bit younger and more likely to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were much more likely to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective 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 St. Francisville chiropractic appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your St. Francisville chiropractor, a true St. Francisville back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of St. Francisville spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by St. Francisville chiropractic patients. 
 
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