Pensacola Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Pensacola folks? Let’s look at where it fits in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

SPINAL MANIPULATION IS RECOMMENDED

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Is that news to you? Likely as it requires many years for such innovative, proven concepts to trickle down to common knowledge. Some people (not our Pensacola chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center surely is the Pensacola back pain specialist!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Pensacola chiropractic office, especially the painful cases! For example, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and avoid the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do get spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The demand for chiropractic spine care is growing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum time of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the best timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Pensacola neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is an option for pain relief. Another similar study found that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs triggering the condition termed stenosis. To top it off, a high rate of adverse effects is stated in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a worthy idea. A study of 137 patients recommended to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not require surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed for 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has vast success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center employs a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which integrates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves allowing normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper describing how flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)

MIND-BODY PRACTITIONERS (INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS) HELP

A study of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had used at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People seeking such care were quite a bit younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were significantly more prone to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation benefits back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have struggled with back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your Pensacola chiropractor, a true Pensacola back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Pensacola spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Pensacola chiropractic patients. 
 
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