Oxford Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Oxford folks? Let us look at where it is in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Satterwhite Chiropractic

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) Have you heard that before? Not likely because it requires numerous years for such innovative, proven ideas to filter to general knowledge. There are even people who (not our Oxford chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic surely is the Oxford back pain specialist!

Satterwhite Chiropractic invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Oxford chiropractic office, particularly the more difficult cases! For instance, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and escape the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The call for chiropractic spine care is growing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum duration of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a Oxford neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Satterwhite Chiropractic is an option for pain relief. Another similar study found that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing the condition termed stenosis. To top it off, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a worthy idea. A study of 137 patients recommended 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 require surgery, the type of surgery was changed for 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Satterwhite Chiropractic has vast success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic utilizes a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves allowing 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 used at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People seeking such care were quite a bit younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were much more likely to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective 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 Oxford chiropractic appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Oxford chiropractor, a true Oxford back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Oxford spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Satterwhite Chiropractic offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Oxford chiropractic patients. 
 
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