SPINAL MANIPULATION: A Beneficial Choice for Relief of Back Pain, Better Quality of
Life, Reduced Risk of Tests and Prescriptions
Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is a choice for treatment of back pain, a choice
not all back pain sufferers are aware of but may
want to be. In a review of 83,025 insurance back pain claims,
28% of the patients underwent treatment with
SMT. Of them, 24% underwent SMT initially, 4% delayed using SMT,
and 72% did not received SMT at all. Treating initial back pain episodes
with spinal manipulation decreased the risk of imaging studies,
injection procedures, and/or back surgery by nearly 30%
compared with no SMT.
Delayed SMT also raised the risk for these procedures. (1) A study of older
Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who received long-term
care with SMT found that they had
higher health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care than those who
experienced long-term care with prescription drug therapy.
(2) Older Medicare chronic low back pain patients who initially chose opioid
analgesic therapy reported a higher rate of adverse drug
events than the patients who chose SMT care. (3) Spinal manipulation is our “thing”!
Delivering gentle, research-documented spinal manipulation in
the form of gentle, well-investigated Cox® Technic is our choice.
Come feel it!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
the most recent spine research about the optimal way to treat spine, back, and neck pain
with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management mixed with a discussion of the
past influences on the present delivery and plan for the future
direction of research and delivery of SMT.
Colorado Springs CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE
MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care
Osteoporosis-related falls are widespread
as osteoporosis is one of the most common skeletal diseases. A review of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis tracked
their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were documented to be signs
of higher risk for non-spine and hip fracture in the next 12 months.
For women, a recent fall indicated an 8.1%
absolute risk of non-spine fracture in 12 months, a 2.5 times greater
risk than women who hadn’t fallen, a 2.5%
absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times higher fall risk.
(4) Falls aren’t good. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is here to
help you avert falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. We
can talk about addressing options like nutrition (calcium and vitamin
D supplementation, etc.), gut microbiota balance, and exercise within the Colorado Springs
chiropractic treatment plan for osteoporosis management.
(5,6) Researchers remarked that patients understood the benefit
of non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis including exercise,
nutrition, and fall prevention but confessed that they found it difficult incorporating these
approaches into everyday life. (6) Is that you? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
is here to help! Let’s talk about osteoporosis and fall
risk at your next appointment!
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