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 patients know about but may
want to be. In a review of 83,025 insurance back pain claims,
28% of the claimants underwent treatment with
SMT. Of them, 24% received SMT initially, 4% delayed using SMT,
and 72% didn’t undergo SMT at all. Treating initial episodes of back pain
with spinal manipulation decreased the risk of imaging studies,
injection procedures, and/or back surgery by close to 30%
compared with no SMT.
Delayed SMT also resulted in
higher risk for these procedures. (1) A study of older
Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who received long-term
care with SMT revealed 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-researched 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 details
the most recent spine research about the optimal method to treat spine, back, and neck pain
with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management mixed with a presentation of the
past influences on the present delivery and path for the future
direction of research and delivery of SMT.
West Des Moines CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE
MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care
Osteoporosis-related falls are so common
as osteoporosis is one of the most common skeletal diseases. A review of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis counted
their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were documented to be indicators
of higher risk for non-spine and hip fracture in the next 12 months.
In women, a recent fall signaled an 8.1%
absolute risk of non-spine fracture in 12 months, a 2.5 times higher
risk than women who had not had falls, a 2.5%
absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times increased fall risk.
(4) Falls are bad. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready to
help you avert falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. We
can discuss addressing options like nutrition (calcium and vitamin
D supplementation, etc.), gut microbiota balance, and exercise within the West Des Moines
chiropractic treatment plan for managing osteoporosis.
(5,6) Researchers remarked that patients understood the benefit
of non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis including exercise,
nutrition, and fall prevention but admitted that they found it difficult integrating these
approaches into daily life. (6) Is that you? We’re here to help! Let’s discuss osteoporosis and fall
risk at your next visit!
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