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February 02, 2016

Chiropractic. Back Pain. Neck Pain. They just go together. Chiropractic is well known for its care of neck pain and back pain. What do you think? Well, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic confidently welcomes these conditions to its Augusta chiropractic practice, confident that relief and control of back pain and neck pain are within reach of most Augusta sufferers. And the researchers agree.


A recent Gallup Panel study of 5422 people who shared their impressions of chiropractic revealed positive views of chiropractic care (as Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic would expect!). 61.4% of them believe that chiropractic care is effective for neck pain and back pain relief. 52.6% view chiropractors as trustworthy. 24.2% thought chiropractic care was dangerous, but not those who are more likely to see a chiropractor. (1) Interesting statistics! Further, when more chiropractors are in an area, the use and positive view of chiropractic care is higher.  (1)  In Augusta, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is confident that our community views chiropractic care positively!

And with good reason. Chiropractors use evidence based clinical practice guidelines to prevent low back pain misdiagnosis or missing diagnosis. (2) Chiropractors don’t offer drugs as a first line of care.  (Placebo is equally effective to opiod drugs like naproxen with cyclobenzaprine andoxycodone/acetaminophen for acute low back pain that was non-traumatic and non-radicular that has lasted less than 2 weeks. (3) ) Chiropractors reduce the risk of getting advanced imaging studies and surgeon visits. (When it comes to low back pain care, many healthcare providers may be involved in the decision making process and treatment plan. The provider chosen for entry into care seems to predict future healthcare utilization and cost.  55% go to a primary care physician, 28% to a chiropractor, 11% to a physiatrist, and 6.4% to a physical therapist. Seeing a chiropractor first is found to reduce the risk for advanced imaging and a surgeon visit. (4) ) And chiropractors may help improve spinal surgery outcomes for patients who undergo such for spinal stenosis. (Improving motion and physical ability before lumbar spinal stenosis surgery may reduce complications with moving after the surgery. (5 ) ) Aren’t these good benefits of seeing the local Augusta back pain specialist at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic?

So include your Augusta chiropractor in your spine related health decision making treatment. Being a back pain specialist is our goal. Back pain and neck pain and Augusta chiropractic care go together at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Contact Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your appointment!