Pflugerville Wellness Center Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine merits respect. Pflugerville Wellness Center respects all Pflugerville spines, those healthy and those hurting. When the spine hurts, it gets attention. The attention the hurting spine gets is not always respectful of the guidelines for its pain relief. That fact is getting notice in the medical research. Evidence based guidelines for a painful spine’s care are plentiful, but they aren’t always used. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Pflugerville chiropractor respects the spine and coordinates its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is often times non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or favorable for spine pain often provided even in Pflugerville? The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians endorse spinal manipulation for low back pain. (1) Flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) and manual therapy using joint mobilization techniques and flexion distraction is reported to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Spinal manipulation as a conservative treatment should be attempted by patients with chronic low back pain and low back pain related disability. (3) Flexion distraction delivers clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research notes that surgical approaches and outcomes differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It invites standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines founded regarding what works best according to such evidence. (5) Pflugerville Wellness Center agrees that published guidelines documenting what is most effective need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A just published article that reviewed the care of Canadian spine pain patients sent for spine surgery came out and reported that “Surgeons do not use clinical practice guidelines before spine surgery.” What did they do? Prescribed medications to 74.2% of them 46.3% of whom got opioids.  61.1% of patients tried two or fewer non-surgical forms of treatment. The article suggests that if patients tried evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would get worse as they have to wait such a long time to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates grew from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in increased complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Pflugerville Wellness Center offers Pflugerville chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Pflugerville CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

Listen to this PODCAST with medical doctor, Dr. David Moen, who promotes non-surgical care of back pain with chiropractic for less costly and unnecessary medical care.

Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic consultation now with the Pflugerville spine specialist at Pflugerville Wellness Center where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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