Spine & Sports Rehab Center Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine merits respect. Spine & Sports Rehab Center respects all Baton Rouge spines, those in good shape and those in not so good shape. 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 receiving notice in the medical research. Evidence based guidelines for a painful spine’s care are plentiful, but they aren’t always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor respects the spine and complements its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is many times non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or beneficial for spine pain often provided even in Baton Rouge ? 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) Spinal manipulation as a conservative treatment should be undertaken by patients with chronic low back pain and low back pain related disability. (3) Flexion distraction brings clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research notes that surgical methods and outcomes differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It calls for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines built about what works best according to such evidence. (5) Spine & Sports Rehab Center agrees that published guidelines showing what is best need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A just published article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients referred for spine surgery came out and reported 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 fewer non-surgical forms of treatment. The article proposes that if patients tried evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would get worse as they have to wait such a long time to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates rose from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that lead to higher complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers Baton Rouge chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, particularly with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic consultation today with the Baton Rouge spine specialist at Spine & Sports Rehab Center where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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