"I can't afford to be off work, but I can't work. My low back pain is horrible."
Back pain may interfere with your ability to work as well as take pleasure in life. Not only do you suffer with pain, but you can't pay bills, help around the house, take care of yourself let alone your family. Back pain cannot stop your life like that. It just can't. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic empathizes and has an evidence-based, research-documented, non-surgical treatment option to help.
Work Related Back Injury
Worker Compensation is well-known in the workplace. It pays for care when a worker is injured on the job. Many statistics can be gleaned from work comp files as documentation of care is strictly required in the lower back pain population of patients, but the hardships that surround an injury or low back pain that remove the opportunity to work and participate in life as usual are not as well documented. So we focus on the statistics which point to what works - and doesn't work
- in dealing with low back pain and successfully returning these back pain sufferers back to work which hopefully translates to their improved quality of life. A treatment plan
designed with you at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can lead the way.
Surgical Vs. Non-Surgical Care of Lower Back Pain in Work Comp Patients
Work-related non-specific low back pain patients treated by physical therapists or medical physicians reportedly have higher disability recurrence than such patients treated by chiropractors or no doctor at all. chiropractic treated low back pain patients have lower disability recurrence rates. (1)
Worker Compensation management of lower back pain that included lumbar fusion surgery for the diagnoses of disc degeneration, disc herniation, and/or radiculopathy (pain that extends down an extremity like leg pain) is associated with a significant increase in
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Permanent disability rates
Opiate drug use
(76% continued use after surgery)
Return to work status
What to do for Low Back Pain Relief to Keep Working?
Researchers report that spinal manipulation for chronic non-specific low back pain is effective for pain relief. Further, they recommend that maintenance spinal manipulation sessions after the initial intensive sessions of spinal manipulation to obtain long-term benefit because more improvement was noted in pain and disability scores. (3)
In a randomized control trial for acute mechanical low back pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation is associated with significantly greater improvement over usual care by family physicians. (4) In Augusta Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic's chiropractic spinal manipulation may relieve your low back pain and work with your family physician as desired.
Compared to commonly used interventions in Augusta and other areas for low back pain relief like drugs, education, exercise and physical modalities, 5 to 10 sessions of spinal manipulation over two to four weeks achieve equivalent or superior improvement in pain and function for low back pain sufferers. (5) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic follows the 50% Rule in the Cox Technic system of spine care: office visits for low back pain treatment are determined by your response to care. Upon 50% relief of pain measured subjectively (your input) and objectively (clinical tests), your treatment visits are reduced by 50%. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic looks to 50% relief of pain in the first 30 days of care or sooner. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic's goal is to get you back to your active life and work as rapidly as possible and support you if you are able to or choose to continue to work while under chiropractic care which, as a matter of fact, many patients do.
Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic's Cox Technic Spinal Manipulation
Whether you are injured at work or home, spinal manipulation is increasingly recognized and even promoted as a non-surgical form of care for relief of lower back pain
. In Augusta Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers spinal manipulation in the form of gentle, effective Cox Technic
flexion distraction and spinal decompression. Cox Technic is documented to drop intradiscal pressures to as low as -192mmHG and open the area of the spinal canal by up to 28%. (6,7).
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