Lynchburg Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other Lynchburg folks? Let’s look at where it fits in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Palmer Chiropractic Center

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) Is that news to you? Probably as it is known to take many years for such innovative, proven ideas to filter to common knowledge. Some people (not our Lynchburg chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Lynchburg chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center surely is the Lynchburg back pain specialist!

Palmer Chiropractic Center invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Lynchburg chiropractic office, especially the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and evade the necessity of reoperation. (3) Reports say that from 9 to 33% of people receive spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those who do get spinal manipulation see chiropractors. (4)

DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS

The call for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum time of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the best timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a Lynchburg neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Palmer Chiropractic Center is an option for pain relief. Another such study reported that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs triggering 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 good idea. A study of 137 patients proposed 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 in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Palmer Chiropractic Center has substantial success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Palmer Chiropractic Center utilizes a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which integrates 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 report 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 significantly younger and more probable to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were significantly more liable to believe that MBP prevented illness, treated illness, and was safe, more successful than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have struggled with back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Lynchburg chiropractor, a true Lynchburg back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Lynchburg spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Palmer Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Lynchburg chiropractic patients. 
 
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