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Brooks Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Brooks folks? Let us look at where it is in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Soft Health and Healing Clinic

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) Did you know that? Not likely as it takes many years for such innovative, proven concepts to trickle down to general knowledge. Some people (not our Brooks chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic surely is the Brooks back pain specialist!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Brooks chiropractic office, especially the painful cases! For example, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and evade the necessity of 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 demand for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that 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 Brooks neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing the condition termed stenosis. Further, 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 recommended to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not need surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Soft Health and Healing Clinic has considerable success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic uses a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which integrates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting 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 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 choosing this form of care were quite a bit younger and more probable to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were significantly more liable to believe that MBP prevented 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 helps 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 Brooks chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your Brooks chiropractor, a true Brooks back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Brooks spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Brooks chiropractic patients. 
 
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