Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Treats the Patient Not the MRI

Why do patients opt for back surgery? Pain. What conditions do they suffer with most that leads them to back surgery? Spinal stenosis. Spondylolisthesis. What symptoms do they want to get rid of? Butt pain. Leg pain. Back pain. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is here as your first stop to avoid back surgery or, for some, the last stop. For many back-related-pain patients, Pensacola chiropractic care does the trick and averts back surgery.

BACK PAIN SYMPTOMS

Back pain patients report all sorts of painful and irritating symptoms: leg pain, numb toe(s), painful thighs, gluteal pain. (The adage that something is a “pain in the butt” is a literal portrayal of some back pain patients’ pain! It is a more radicular source than degenerative change of facet joints. (1)) And lumbar spinal stenosis is the most usual reason for back surgery for US adults. A study of stenosis patients who have withstood at least 3 years of pain revealed that manual therapy and individualized exercise helped the most patients get more than 30% improvement in symptoms and 20% in function. (2) Our use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management seeks at least 50% relief in 30 days with lots of patients getting 60%, 70%, 80% and 90% sooner than that! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recognizes that there are Pensacola back pain sufferers who would celebrate with non-surgical relief like that!

BACK SURGERY: NECESSITY, COST AND IMAGING

Just how many back-pain patients with spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis need surgery? 0.8%. This comes from a study of 497,822 patients! The surgeon authors of this paper recommended doing decompression surgery without or with fusion earlier to lower the expense of non-operative treatment. (3) Oh my! The cost of a fusion in 2006 was $40,000 (4) and $80,000 to $100,000 in 2013, making back pain the leading cause of disability in the world ahead of 290 other conditions. (5) [Chiropractic is reported to be just 2.9% of the expense of back pain management. (6)] Over-imaging has added expense to back pain management: 1 in 4 (25%) of patients who go to a primary care doctors and 1 in 3 (33%) who go to the emergency room received imaging. (7) And how does imaging enhance patient care and clinical outcome? Interesting question. There is no correlation between MRI findings for stenosis and the severity of pain, quality of life, depression or anxiety. (8, 9) What does enhance patient care and clinical outcome? Collaboration between physicians – surgical and non-surgical spine experts – helps chronic back pain patients recover in terms of pain as well as socially and mentally. (10) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes such collaboration with you and your healthcare team! Your feeling better is our goal!

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Kurt Olding  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Olding discusses lumbar spinal stenosis care with Cox® Technic that let a woman continue living life her way!

Schedule a non-surgical Pensacola chiropractic care appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today. Physical, mental and emotional pain relief may be relieved and back surgery avoided with gentle, safe chiropractic care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center where patient care is based on the patient not the MRI!

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to non-surgically manage and relieve back pain often without imaging or MRI. 
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