Georgetown Chiropractic and Manipulation Ease and Keep Pain At Bay

October 12, 2021

“An apple a day…” Everyone can finish that saying! Access to chiropractic and spinal manipulation for Georgetown back pain and neck pain sufferers is said to do the same. Access needs to be just as simple as access to apples! According to research, chiropractic and spinal manipulation relieve pain and diminish the need for escalated treatments and tests when they are easily accessible to back and neck pain sufferers. (Even dogs were helped by veterinary chiropractic spinal manipulation!) Dr. Butwell offers gentle spinal manipulation via a well-explained chiropractic treatment plan.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND SPINAL MANIPULATION AND BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT

Spinal manipulation is a staple treatment at Dr. Butwell for good reason! A rat study of the effect of manipulation and mobilization and sham treatment on lessening neuroinflammation in acute lumbar radiculopathy (leg pain) demonstrated that manipulation and mobilization did a better job of relieving pain. Manipulation was a little faster in delivering relief and decreasing severe radiculopathy. (1) Spinal manipulation and mobilization are prominent treatments at Dr. Butwell for back pain and radiculopathy. We are here for you as soon as you bring your back pain and/or leg pain to our office!  Dr. Butwell also knows that our Georgetown chiropractic patients are motivated to receive in-office care but not always as eager to do their at-home care. They are not alone! 89% of chiropractic patients said they made their appointments. That is the easier part! 82% said their chiropractor’s recommendations for treatment and at-home care (stretching and exercise) made sense, but only 44% of them actually followed through in doing the at-home care. (2) We know it’s tough to make time at home, and we will continue doing our best at every visit to manage your spinal condition…and encourage you to do yours!

SPINAL MANIPULATION AND ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC REDUCED NEED FOR MORE ADVANCED CARE

Researchers wondered just how access to chiropractic influenced medically-directed spinal pain care in older adults. In an analysis of Medicare claims for 39,278 older adult chiropractic users, less access to chiropractic care increased the use of medical services (primary care physician visits and spine surgeries) for spine pain conditions. The researchers likened this to an additional cost of $114,967 per 1000 beneficiaries ($391 million nationally). (3) That’s a lot of money and pain. Dr. Butwell makes itself accessible to our Georgetown spine pain sufferers! Further, 42% of neck pain patients go on to escalated treatments like imaging, injection, emergency room, surgery. Neck pain patients treated with spinal manipulation – 90% of which is delivered by chiropractors in the US – were less likely to go onto escalated care. Only 26% of spinal manipulation patients underwent escalated care whereas 46% of neck pain sufferers who pursued other types of care did. They were at twice the risk of treatment escalation. (4) Dr. Butwell offers spinal manipulation. Your Georgetown chiropractor is experienced in delivering safe, gentle, relieving spinal manipulation.

EVEN DOGS BENEFIT FROM CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT

There are chiropractic colleagues who also are very good at performing spinal manipulation on animals! Interesting! Certain dog breeds like boxers have a tendency to develop spondylosis deformans, a spinal disease noted by disc degeneration and bone spurs. One study of boxer puppies aged 8 weeks to one year compared puppies treated with veterinary chiropractic monthly to same aged boxers not treated with chiropractic. At one year of age, the treated puppies had spondylosis significantly less (only 25% were found to have it on imaging) than the the control puppies (46.5% had it on imaging). This suggests that veterinary chiropractic treatment may beneficially reduce the probably of young boxers acquiring spondylosis. (5) Our Georgetown furry companions are helped with chiropractic treatment, too!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tom Menendez on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to gently  lessen back pain in elderly patients.

Make your Georgetown chiropractic appointment today. Keep eating your apples and visiting your chiropractor to manage your health and ease your back pain and risk of back pain! 

 
Dr. Butwell delivers chiropractic care and spinal manipulation openly to any and all spine-pain-related sufferers! It’s relieving.