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Chicago Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Chicago folks? Let us start with where it fits in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Chiropractic Care

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 because it requires numerous years for such new, proven concepts to trickle down to general knowledge. There are even people who (not our Chicago chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when as a matter of fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Chicago chiropractor at Chiropractic Care surely is the Chicago back pain specialist!

Chiropractic Care welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Chicago chiropractic practice, particularly the painful cases! For instance, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and escape the need for reoperation. (3) Reports state that from 9 to 33% of people receive spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do get spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The call for chiropractic spine care is growing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum duration of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a Chicago neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Chiropractic Care is an option for pain relief. Another such study found 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 described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a good idea. A study of 137 patients proposed 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 Chiropractic Care has substantial success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Chiropractic Care 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 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 received care from 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 liable to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more successful 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 relieves 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 Chicago chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Chicago chiropractor, a true Chicago back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Chicago spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Chiropractic Care offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Chicago chiropractic patients. 
 
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