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Largo Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other Largo folks? Let’s start with where it is in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Hollstrom & Associates Inc

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) Have you heard that before? Not likely as it takes many years for such innovative, proven concepts to filter to general knowledge. There are even people who (not our Largo chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc surely is the Largo back pain specialist!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Largo chiropractic office, particularly the more difficult cases! For instance, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and avoid 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 demand for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum duration 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 Largo neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Hollstrom & Associates Inc is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs initiating 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 need surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Hollstrom & Associates Inc has substantial success in relieving low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Hollstrom & Associates Inc utilizes a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves allowing normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper describing how 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 received care from at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People going to them were significantly younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were much more liable to believe that MBP prevented illness, treated illness, and was safe, more effective 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 helps 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 Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Largo chiropractor, a true Largo back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of Largo spine pain and disability. Medicine now endorses spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Largo chiropractic patients. 
 
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