Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Nashua folks? Let’s look at where it fits in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Moriarty 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) Is that news to you? Probably as it requires many years for such up-to-date, proven models to trickle down to general knowledge. Some people (not our Nashua chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when as a matter of fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic surely is the Nashua back pain specialist!
Moriarty Chiropractic invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Nashua chiropractic practice, especially the more difficult cases! For example, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and escape the need for reoperation. (3) Reports state that from 9 to 33% of people receive spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)
DEMAND FOR CHIROPRACTIC GROWS
The demand 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 optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Nashua neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic is an option for pain relief. Another such 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 stated in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were reported 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 recommended to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not need 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 Moriarty Chiropractic has vast success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Moriarty Chiropractic employs 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 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 report of 674 emergency room adult visits revealed 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 tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were much more likely to believe that MBP inhibited 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 struggled with back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Nashua chiropractor, a true Nashua back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Nashua spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.