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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn respects all Ashburn spines, those in good shape and those in not so good shape. When the spine hurts, it demands attention. The attention the hurting spine gets is not always respectful of the guidelines for its pain relief. That fact is receiving notice in the medical research. Evidence based guidelines for a painful spine’s care are abundant, but they aren’t always used. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Ashburn chiropractor respects the spine and coordinates its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is frequently non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or favorable for spine pain often provided even in Ashburn? The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians advocate spinal manipulation for low back pain. (1) Flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) and manual therapy using joint mobilization techniques and flexion distraction is reported to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Spinal manipulation as a conservative treatment should be undertaken by patients with chronic low back pain and low back pain related disability. (3) Flexion distraction delivers clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research states that surgical methods and outcomes differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It pleas for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines built about what works best according to such evidence. (5) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn agrees that published guidelines showing what is most effective require respectful use.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is being done? A just published article that reviewed the care of Canadian spine pain patients referred for spine surgery came out and stated that “Surgeons do not use clinical practice guidelines before spine surgery.” What did they do? Prescribed medications to 74.2% of them 46.3% of whom got opioids.  61.1% of patients tried two or less non-surgical forms of treatment. The article proposes that if patients received evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would deteriorate as they have to wait so long to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates increased from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that lead to increased complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn delivers Ashburn chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, specifically with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Ashburn CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

Listen to this PODCAST with medical doctor, Dr. David Moen, who encourages non-surgical care of back pain with chiropractic for less expensive and unnecessary medical care.

Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic consultation today with the Ashburn spine specialist at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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