Williamson Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Williamson folks? Let’s look at where it is in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Apple Country Chiropractic

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? Likely because it takes numerous years for such up-to-date, proven concepts to trickle down to common knowledge. Some people (not our Williamson chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Williamson chiropractor at Apple Country Chiropractic certainly is the Williamson back pain specialist!

Apple Country Chiropractic welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Williamson chiropractic practice, particularly the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and escape 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 increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum time of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the best timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a Williamson neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Apple Country Chiropractic is a possibility for pain relief. Another similar study reported that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing 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 worthy 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 in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Apple Country Chiropractic has substantial success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Apple Country Chiropractic employs a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates 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 study of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited 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 much 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)

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Listen to a PODCAST 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 Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Williamson chiropractor, a true Williamson back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Williamson spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Apple Country Chiropractic offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Williamson chiropractic patients. 
 
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