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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Treats the Patient Not the MRI

Why do patients have 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here as your first stop to avoid back surgery or, for some, the last stop. For many back-related-pain patients, Ashburn chiropractic care does the trick and averts back surgery.

BACK PAIN SYMPTOMS

Back pain patients describe all types of painful and irritating symptoms: leg pain, numb toe(s), painful thighs, gluteal pain. (The saying that something is a “pain in the butt” is a literal portrayal of some back pain patients’ pain! That pain is a more radicular issue than degenerative change of facet joints. (1)) And lumbar spinal stenosis is the most usual reason for back surgery in the US for adults. A research study of stenosis patients who have withstood at least 3 years of suffering showed that manual therapy and individualized exercise excelled in helping the most patients get 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 realizing 60%, 70%, 80% and 90% sooner than that! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows Ashburn back pain sufferers who would rejoice at non-surgical relief like that!

BACK SURGERY: NECESSITY, COST AND IMAGING

Just how many back-pain sufferers with spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis require surgery? 0.8%. This comes from a study of 497,822 patients! The surgeon authors of this paper suggested doing decompression surgery without or with fusion earlier to reduce 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 leading 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 cost to back pain management: 1 in 4 (25%) of patients who go to a primary care doctors and 1 in 3 (33%) who go to the emergency room got imaging. (7) And how does imaging enhance patient care and clinical outcome? Good 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn invites such collaboration with you and your healthcare team! We want you to feel better!

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Kurt Olding  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Olding discusses lumbar spinal stenosis care with Cox® Technic that let a woman continue living life her way!

Schedule a non-surgical Ashburn chiropractic care appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Physical, mental and emotional pain relief may be eased and back surgery dodged with gentle, safe chiropractic care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn where patient care is based on the patient not the MRI!

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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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