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Toronto Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where does chiropractic medicine fit in your life, in the lives of other Toronto folks? Let us start with where it is in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre

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) Did you know that? Probably not because it is known to take numerous years for such new, proven models to trickle down to general knowledge. Some people (not our Toronto chiropractic clients!) deem chiropractors are quacks when actually chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre certainly is the Toronto back pain specialist!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Toronto chiropractic practice, particularly the more difficult cases! For instance, patients who have recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and evade the need for reoperation. (3) Reports assert 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 rising. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum time of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the best timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a Toronto neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs initiating the condition termed stenosis. To top it off, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)

SECOND OPINION IS VALUABLE

A second opinion before spine surgery is a worthy 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 need surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed in 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has vast success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre utilizes a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which incorporates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves permitting normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper reporting 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 showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had used at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People seeking such care were significantly younger and more likely to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Users were much more prone to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more successful than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation relieves back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have had back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre as you grow in the realization that chiropractors - like your Toronto chiropractor, a true Toronto back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Toronto spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s specialty, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Toronto chiropractic patients. 
 
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