Pflugerville Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Pflugerville folks? Let us start with where it is in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Pflugerville Wellness 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? Probably as it requires numerous years for such innovative, proven models to trickle down to common knowledge. There are even people who (not our Pflugerville chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center certainly is the Pflugerville back pain specialist!

Pflugerville Wellness Center invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Pflugerville chiropractic practice, especially the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and avoid the need for reoperation. (3) Reports say that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The call for chiropractic spine care is rising. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Pflugerville neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Pflugerville Wellness Center is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study reported that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better 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 reported for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a sound 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 need surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Pflugerville Wellness Center has substantial success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Pflugerville Wellness Center uses 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 reporting 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 report of 674 emergency room adult visits revealed that 500 (74.2%) patients had used at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People going to them were significantly younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were significantly more liable 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 one of these PODCASTS about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation benefits back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have experienced back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Pflugerville chiropractor, a true Pflugerville back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Pflugerville spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Pflugerville Wellness Center offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Pflugerville chiropractic patients. 
 
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