Call us to set up an appointment! 225-635-4172

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine merits respect. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville respects all St. Francisville spines, those healthy and those hurting. When the spine hurts, it demands attention. The attention the hurting spine gets isn’t 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 plentiful, but they aren’t always followed. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your St. Francisville chiropractor respects the spine and matches its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is frequently non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or favorable for spine pain often delivered even in St. Francisville? 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 written to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Conservative treatment in the form of spinal manipulation should be tried 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 states that surgical approaches and outcomes differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It beckons standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines founded about what works best according to such evidence. (5) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville agrees that published guidelines showing what is most effective need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is really going on? A just released article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients referred for spine surgery came out and 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 less non-surgical forms of treatment. The article suggests that if patients tried 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 so long to get to the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates increased from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that lead to escalated complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers St. Francisville chiropractic spine care with less invasive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A St. Francisville CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

Listen to this PODCAST with medical doctor, Dr. David Moen, who supports non-surgical care of back pain with chiropractic for less expensive and unnecessary medical care.

Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic consultation now with the St. Francisville spine specialist at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville where your hurting spine is seen with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."