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 when it comes to options for managing back pain, a choice not all back pain sufferers know about but may want to be. In an analysis of 83,025 insurance back pain claims, 28% of the claimants underwent treatment with SMT. Of them, 24% underwent SMT initially, 4% delayed using SMT, and 72% didn’t undergo SMT at all. Treating initial episodes of back pain with spinal manipulation reduced the risk of imaging studies, injection procedures, and/or back surgery by nearly 30% compared with no SMT. Delayed SMT also raised the risk for these procedures. (1) A review of older Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who received long-term care with SMT revealed that they described having higher health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care than those who underwent 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-supported spinal manipulation in the form of gentle, well-researched 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 details 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 presentation of the past influences on the present delivery and path for the future direction of research and delivery of SMT.
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MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care
Osteoporosis-related falls are widespread as osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent skeletal diseases. An analysis of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis tracked their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were documented to be signs of higher risk for non-spine and hip fracture in the next year. In women, a recent fall indicated an 8.1% absolute risk of non-spine fracture in a year, a 2.5 times higher risk than women who hadn’t fallen, a 2.5% absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times higher fall risk. (4) Falls are bad. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 Augusta chiropractic treatment plan for managing osteoporosis. (5,6) Researchers noted 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? Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here to help! Let’s discuss osteoporosis and fall risk at your next appointment!
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