Happy New Year! We are back on deck for 2019! As part of this year’s campaign to continue to share some of the latest research around spinal and overall health, our chiropractor from Dr Nathan's Chiropractic Studio is encouraging residents in Prahran Windsor and South Yarra to seek help for back pain, leg pain/sciatica from disc herniation. This edition is about a study looking at the effectiveness of Chiropractic and exercise as a treatment option. The results are quite outstanding and speak for themselves. Enjoy.
CHIROPRACTIC & HEALTH
A Natural Connection
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"Most patients with back related leg pain are treated with prescription medications and injections, although little to no evidence supports their use." "Surgical approaches are also commonly applied, although there is only some evidence for short-term effectiveness [quicker, but less relief of pain which does not last] compared with less invasive treatments."
"Concerns are mounting about the overuse, costs, and safety of these conventional medical treatments." "Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), exercise, and education promoting self-management are increasingly recommended as low-risk strategies for the treatment of back related leg pain."
Bronfort, G. et al. (2014) Spinal Manipulation and Home Exercise with Advice for Subacute and Chronic Back-Related Leg Pain: A Trial with Adaptive Allocation N Engl J Med; 374:1763-72
"At 12 weeks, 37% of patients receiving SMT plus HEA (home exercise and advice) had at least a 75% reduction in leg pain, compared with 19% in the HEA only group. Twenty percent of patients receiving SMT plus HEA had a 100% reduction, compared with 5% in the HEA group."
"For patients with back-related leg pain, spinal manipulative therapy plus home exercise and advice was more effective than home exercise and advice alone."
The available drug, injection, surgical, and physical therapy treatments for herniated disk and "sciatica" or back-related leg pain are clinically ineffective and the dangerous adverse effects associated with drugs, epidural glucocorticoid [cortisone] injections, and surgeries are well documented.
This study shows a tremendous clinical advantage from adding chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy to exercise in comparison to exercise alone.
Key Take Home Points:
Chiropractic adjustment/SMT is proven to be safer, more effective, and more cost-effective than any other treatment alternative.
Evidence-based healthcare is in the best interest of patients, of the public, and of third-party payors. The evidence is clear, chiropractic represents the most evidence-based spinal healthcare option and disseminating this fact is in the public interest.
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Dr Nathan Jenner is a Chiropractor with 18 years experience helping patients with back pain, disc injuries, sciatica and back pain related issues. His practice in Windsor, Victoria, 3181, serving patients in the Windsor, Prahran, South Yarra and St Kilda are of inner south-east Melbourne. If you are suffering from back or leg pain why not call 0400041976 to arrange a time or email or contact me if you have further questions.