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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Colorado Springs folks? Let’s look at where it fits in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

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 is known to take many years for such innovative, proven concepts to trickle down to general knowledge. Some people (not our Colorado Springs chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR surely is the Colorado Springs back pain specialist!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Colorado Springs chiropractic office, especially the more difficult cases! For instance, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and evade the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert 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 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 Colorado Springs neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is a possibility 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 causing the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is reported 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 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 need surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has substantial success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR utilizes 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 describing how 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 going to them were quite a bit younger and more probable 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 helps 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your Colorado Springs chiropractor, a true Colorado Springs back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Colorado Springs spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Colorado Springs chiropractic patients. 
 
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