The Novelli Wellness Center Respects the Painful Spine with Evidence-Based Care

The spine deserves respect. The Novelli Wellness Center respects all Buffalo, NY spines, those in good shape and those in not so good shape. When the spine hurts, it demands attention. The attention the hurting spine gets isn’t always respectful of the guidelines for its pain relief. That fact is getting notice in the medical research. Evidence based guidelines for a painful spine’s care abound, but they are not always respected. They are published but not always read or implemented. The spine deserves better. Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor respects the spine and matches its trouble to the best evidence-based protocol for its relief which is frequently non-surgical and non-drug.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES AND APPROACHES

What is recommended and/or favorable for spine pain often delivered even in Buffalo, NY? The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians advocate spinal manipulation for low back pain. (1) Flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) and manual therapy using joint mobilization techniques and flexion distraction is written to be effective for low back pain relief. (2) Spinal manipulation as a conservative treatment should be undertaken by patients with chronic low back pain and low back pain related disability. (3) Flexion distraction delivers clinically meaningful improvement in pain by 79% and disability by 70% at 14.5 months follow-up. (4) Research reports that surgical approaches and outcomes differ from place to place for patients with the same condition. It calls for standardization of care and the establishment of international guidelines based on what works best according to such evidence. (5) The Novelli Wellness Center agrees that published guidelines showing what is most effective need to be respected.

CLINICAL REALITY

What is really going on? A just published article that assessed the care of Canadian spine pain patients sent for spine surgery came out and stated that “Surgeons do not use clinical practice guidelines before spine surgery.” What did they do? Prescribed medications to 74.2% of them 46.3% of whom got opioids.  61.1% of patients tried two or fewer non-surgical forms of treatment. The article proposes that if patients received evidence-based non-operative treatments before a spine surgery consultation, fewer would be referred and, in Canada, fewer would get worse as they have to wait so long to see the surgeon. (6) Lumbar cage fusion rates rose from 3.6% to 58% in 5 years that lead to higher complication risk without any improvement in disability or reoperation rates. (7) The Novelli Wellness Center offers Buffalo, NY chiropractic spine care with less intrusive, more effective means, particularly with the evidence-based protocols of Cox Technic.

MAKE A Buffalo, NY CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT

Listen to this PODCAST with medical doctor, Dr. David Moen, who promotes non-surgical care of back pain with chiropractic for less costly and unnecessary medical care.

Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic consultation now with the Buffalo, NY spine specialist at The Novelli Wellness Center where your hurting spine is met with respect and relieving care as evidence says is best.

 
 
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