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Soft Health and Healing Clinic Treats the Patient Not the MRI

Why do patients opt for back surgery? Pain. What conditions do they suffer with most that leads them to back surgery? Spinal stenosis. Spondylolisthesis. What symptoms do they want gone? Butt pain. Leg pain. Back pain. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is available as your first stop to avoid back surgery or, for some, the last stop. For many back-related-pain patients, Brooks chiropractic care does the trick and averts back surgery.

BACK PAIN SYMPTOMS

Back pain patients describe all sorts of painful and irritating symptoms: leg pain, numb toe(s), painful thighs, gluteal pain. (The adage that something is a “pain in the butt” is a literal portrayal of some back pain patients’ pain! That pain is a more radicular source than degenerative change of facet joints. (1)) And lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common cause for back surgery for US adults. A study of stenosis patients who have endured at least 3 years of pain revealed that manual therapy and individualized exercise excelled in helping the most patients receive more than 30% improvement in symptoms and 20% in function. (2) Our use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management seeks at least 50% relief in 30 days with lots of patients getting 60%, 70%, 80% and 90% quicker than that! Soft Health and Healing Clinic recognizes that there are Brooks back pain sufferers who would rejoice at non-surgical relief like that!

BACK SURGERY: NECESSITY, COST AND IMAGING

Just how many back-pain patients with spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis must have surgery? 0.8%. This is reported in a study of 497,822 patients! The surgeon authors of this paper recommended doing decompression surgery without or with fusion earlier to lower the expense of non-operative treatment. (3) Oh my! The cost of a fusion in 2006 was $40,000 (4) and $80,000 to $100,000 in 2013, making back pain the foremost cause of disability in the world in front of 290 other conditions. (5) [Chiropractic is said to be just 2.9% of the cost of back pain management. (6)] Over-imaging has added expense to the treatment of back pain: 1 in 4 (25%) of patients who go to a primary care doctors and 1 in 3 (33%) who go to the emergency room received imaging. (7) And how does imaging enhance patient care and clinical outcome? Interesting question. There is no correlation between MRI findings for stenosis and the severity of pain, quality of life, depression or anxiety. (8, 9) What does enhance patient care and clinical outcome? Collaboration between physicians – surgical and non-surgical spine experts – helps chronic back pain patients recover in terms of pain as well as socially and mentally. (10) Soft Health and Healing Clinic welcomes such collaboration with you and your healthcare team! Your feeling better is our goal!

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Kurt Olding  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Olding shares lumbar spinal stenosis care with Cox® Technic that allowed a woman to continue doing what she loved!

Schedule a non-surgical Brooks chiropractic care appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Physical, mental and emotional pain relief may be eased and back surgery dodged with gentle, safe chiropractic care at Soft Health and Healing Clinic where patient care revolves around the patient not the MRI!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to non-surgically manage and relieve back pain often without imaging or MRI. 
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