Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation respects all Baton Rouge spines, those healthy and those hurting. When the spine hurts, it gets attention. The attention the hurting spine gets is not always respectful of the guidelines for its pain relief. That fact is getting notice in the medical research. Evidence based guidelines for a painful spine’s care are abundant, but they aren’t always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor respects the spine and complements its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is many times non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or favorable for spine pain often delivered even in Baton Rouge? The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians endorse 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) Conservative treatment in the form of spinal manipulation should be attempted 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 notes that surgical approaches and outcomes vary from place to place for patients with the same condition. It beckons standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines built on what works best according to such evidence. (5) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation agrees that published guidelines documenting what is most effective require respectful use.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is really going on? A recently published article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients referred for spine surgery bluntly wrote 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 suggests that if patients tried evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would get worse as they have to wait such a long time to get to the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates increased from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that resulted in escalated complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers Baton Rouge chiropractic spine care with less invasive, more effective means, particularly with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

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

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic consultation now with the Baton Rouge spine specialist at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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