SPINAL MANIPULATION: A Beneficial Choice for Relief of Back Pain, Better Quality of Life, Reduced Risk of Tests and Prescriptions
Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is a choice for treatment of back pain, a choice not all back pain patients know about but may want to be. In an analysis of 83,025 insurance back pain claims, 28% of the claimants were treated with SMT. Of them, 24% received SMT initially, 4% delayed using SMT, and 72% did not received SMT at all. Caring for initial episodes of back pain with spinal manipulation reduced the risk of imaging studies, injection procedures, and/or back surgery by almost 30% compared with no SMT. Delayed spinal manipulation treatment also raised the risk for these procedures. (1) A study of older Medicare chronic low back pain sufferers who received long-term care with SMT found that they reported higher health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care than those who underwent long-term care with prescription drug therapy. (2) Older Medicare chronic low back pain patients who initially chose opioid analgesic therapy reported a higher rate of adverse drug events than the patients who chose SMT care. (3) Spinal manipulation is our “thing”! Delivering gentle, research-supported spinal manipulation in the form of gentle, well-investigated Cox® Technic is our choice. Come experience it!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the latest spine research regarding the most advantageous method to treat spine, back, and neck pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management mixed with a presentation of the past influences on the present delivery and path for the future direction of research and delivery of SMT.
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MANAGE OSTEOPOROSIS: Risk, Falls, Care
Osteoporosis-related falls are widespread as osteoporosis is one of the most common skeletal diseases. An analysis of two studies of older men and women with osteoporosis tracked their falls. Overall, falls within 4 months were found to be signs of higher risk for non-spine and hip fracture in the next year. For women, a recent fall indicated an 8.1% absolute risk of non-spine fracture in 12 months, a 2.5 times greater risk than women who hadn’t had falls, a 2.5% absolute risk of hip fracture, and a 3.1 times increased fall risk. (4) Falls aren’t good. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is here to help you avert falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. We can discuss addressing options like nutrition (calcium and vitamin D supplementation, etc.), gut microbiota balance, and exercise within the Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plan for osteoporosis management. (5,6) Researchers remarked that patients understood the benefit of non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis including exercise, nutrition, and fall prevention but admitted that they found it hard incorporating these approaches into everyday life. (6) Is that you? We’re here to help! Let’s talk about osteoporosis and fall risk at your next appointment!
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