Benefits of Disc Surgery for Sciatica Questioned

Benefits of Disc Surgery for Sciatica QuestionedSpinal disc surgery is one of the most commonly prescribed procedures for sciatica, but a new study suggests that treatment may not be the best option for many patients with back pain and sciatica. The study suggests that for a significant number of sciatica patients with lower back pain, herniated discs are not to blame for their symptoms, and therefore treatments aimed at spinal ...

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Tailored Back Pain Treatment Reduces Work Absence by 50%

Tailored Back Pain Treatment Reduces Work Absence by 50%Treating patients based on their risk of persistent back pain led to a 50% reduction in lost work time in a new study.

Researchers found that identifying whether patients had a “high”, “medium”, or “low” risk of ongoing pain, and then tailoring treatment based on that stratification, significantly improved treatment outcomes. Not only were work absences halved,  patients receiving stratified care had greater ...

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90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic

 90% of Herniated Discs Improve with Chiropractic A new study confirms the vast majority of patients with lumbar disc herniation can find relief with chiropractic care. The findings show that 90% of patients report substantial improvements within three months of receiving their first chiropractic adjustment.

The results are encouraging, since more research is raising questions about the safety and effectiveness of epidural steroid injections ...

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Spinal Adjustments Beat Placebo for Back Pain

Spinal Adjustments Beat Placebo for Back Pain New research shows once again that there’s more to chiropractic than the placebo effect. A recent study suggests that the pain alleviation experienced after a spinal adjustment is a result of the treatment rather than patient expectations alone.

Several studies have documented the effectiveness of a common treatment delivered by chiropractors for back pain called spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), sometimes referred to as a ...

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Chiropractic for Post-Surgery Spinal Pain

Chiropractic for Post-Surgery Spinal Pain - Chiropractic NewsIt’s estimated that between 15-61% of patients continue to suffer from back pain after spinal surgery, and nearly two-thirds of all chronic pain patients suffer from failed back surgery syndrome. While many of these patients are encouraged to have revision surgery, a growing body of research suggests that chiropractic care can improve symptoms without the risks and costs of another operation. A Continue Reading →

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