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 patients know about 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 undergo SMT at all. Treating initial back pain episodes
with spinal manipulation reduced the risk of imaging studies,
injection procedures, and/or back surgery by almost 30%
compared with not receiving spinal manipulation treatment.
Delayed spinal manipulation treatment also resulted in
higher risk for these procedures. (1) A review of older
Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who received long-term
care with SMT found that they reported
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-documented spinal manipulation in
the form of gentle, well-investigated Cox® Technic is our choice.
Come experience it!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
the most recent 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.
Severna Park CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE
MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care
Osteoporosis-related falls are so common
as osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent skeletal diseases. An
analysis of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis counted
their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were found to be indicators
of higher risk for non-spine and hip fracture in the next year.
For women, a recent fall signaled an 8.1%
absolute risk of non-spine fracture in 12 months, a 2.5 times higher
risk than women who hadn’t had falls, a 2.5%
absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times higher fall risk.
(4) Falls are bad. Back And Neck Care Center is here to
help you prevent 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 Severna Park
chiropractic treatment plan for managing osteoporosis.
(5,6) Researchers remarked that patients understood the benefit
of non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis including exercise,
nutrition, and fall prevention but confessed that they found it hard integrating these
approaches into daily life. (6) Is that you? Back And Neck Care Center
is here to help! Let’s talk about osteoporosis and fall
risk at your next appointment!
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