Ottawa Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Ottawa folks? Let’s start with where it is in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

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 new, proven ideas to filter to common knowledge. Some people (not our Ottawa chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Ottawa chiropractor at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider surely is the Ottawa back pain specialist!

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Ottawa chiropractic office, especially the painful 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 state 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 rising. 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 does such a Ottawa neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 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 sound 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 in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has substantial success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider utilizes a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting 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 showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had received care from at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People choosing this form of care were significantly younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers 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)

CONTACT The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider

Listen to a PODCAST 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 Ottawa chiropractic appointment with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Ottawa chiropractor, a true Ottawa back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Ottawa spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Ottawa chiropractic patients. 
 
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