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May 24, 2016

Have been asked why you see a chiropractor? Have you asked a Augusta chiropractic patient friend why he or she visits Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic? It’s a logical inquiry. Well, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares here some valid points of recent research outcomes to help answer those questions of why see a chiropractor for spine pain.

First, a study of patients going to the hospital for acute low back pain had severe pain, disability and difficulty in communicating their illness experience. These patients found that they were required to navigate a system they did not understand, interacting with healthcare workers who seemed to operate independently rather than as a team. Researchers suggest some guidelines to help with acute low back pain management:: develop summaries for patients that include how to communicate with the hospital structure and explain who does what and ensure that all members of treating teams are aware of these guidelines so that they are consistently implemented. (1) Augusta back pain patients can avoid this confused treatment approach by seeing the trained chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, the doctor who is the Augusta back pain specialist in understanding the mechanism of back pain, how to diagnose the cause, and most importantly how to treat it without surgery. The Augusta doctor of chiropractic is trained for spine pain treatment. Go to the best Augusta back pain specialist and avoid the confusion of hospital protocols.

Next, realize that over 80% of us will have spine pain in our lives and some of us throughout life. Realize that the intervertebral disc in your spine is the most pain producing structure in the spine and that disc degeneration starts in the second decade of life. That’s surprising to many Augusta back pain sufferers. It stresses the importance of humans to start spine care in their teens so as to avoid or diminish spine pain later in life. That involves proper use of the spine to avoid injury, nutrition to maintain the nutrients for disc health, and spinal manipulation for some spine conditions. This may well help minimize and even possibly avoid spine pain later in life. Always remember that as the discs in the spine lose height due to degeneration, there is impaction of load forces on other spine structures that start the pain process of degeneration. Avoid this with sound chiropractic advice and treatment. (2) Start at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.

Now, concerning nutrition of the intervertebral disc, remember also that intervertebral disc degeneration includes death of disc cells in response to nutrient deprivation and multiple stresses. (3) Your Augusta chiropractor will coach and instruct you in the nutrition benefits of avoiding disc degeneration.

Regarding back surgery, like it or not, surgical outcomes are influenced by your body weight. Greater body mass index (BMI) (overweight) is an independent risk factor for undergoing a revision procedure following spine surgery.  Patients with greater BMI undergoing spine surgery should be informed they could have an elevated risk for revision procedures. (4) Think about this - chiropractors including yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic are trained to condition the body, that is strengthen body muscle and lose weight in addition to providing necessary spinal manipulation and advice on nutrition. Keep in mind that while under Augusta chiropractic care, your BMI may reduce. Augusta chiropractic care can give you relief without surgery by treating you as a whole person.

Finally, it will amaze you to learn that a study comparing conservative, non-surgical treatment of spinal stenosis (which causes often severe low back and leg pain) shows no difference in pain relief between surgery versus bracing and exercise. It also showed that spinal injections gave better physical function than surgery while better pain relief was with surgery at six weeks. In the conclusion of this study, a high rate of adverse side effects ranging from 10% to 24% was reported following surgery. No side effects were reported for any of the conservative treatment options. In the end, no conclusion could be made as to whether surgery or non-surgical care was best. (5) Your Augusta chiropractor thinks non-surgical and no side effects are big deals though! Our gentle care with Cox Technic protocols is non-surgical and comforting.

So be informed. Be ready to answer the question “why do you go to Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic for back pain care?” For streamlined professional care of your spine pain, consult the doctor specialized in the problem, your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Make your Augusta chiropractor the leader in your spine care. Contact Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today.