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Carrolltown Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other Carrolltown folks? Let us start with where it is in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

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? Likely as it requires numerous years for such innovative, proven concepts to trickle down to common knowledge. Some people (not our Carrolltown chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when as a matter of fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation surely is the Carrolltown back pain specialist!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Carrolltown chiropractic practice, especially the more difficult cases! For instance, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and avoid the necessity of 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 increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons consider a minimum time of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Carrolltown neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing the condition termed stenosis. Further, a high rate of adverse effects is stated 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 need surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has considerable success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation employs 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 reporting 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 revealed that 500 (74.2%) patients had visited at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People seeking such care were significantly younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were much more prone 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 one of these PODCASTS about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation relieves 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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your Carrolltown chiropractor, a true Carrolltown back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Carrolltown spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Carrolltown chiropractic patients. 
 
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