BACK SURGERY – ONLY 23% RECOMMENDED TO HAVE IT ON SECOND OPINION
On second opinion for 94 patients who were recommended to have back surgery, there was “complete disagreement” for 47% (44 of 94), “partial disagreement” for 30% (28 of 94), and“complete agreement” for just 23% (22 of 94) for the recommended surgery. (1) Let Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offer a second opinion and a Sitka chiropractic treatment plan to alleviate your back pain!
CHIROPRACTORS RELISH EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the way of the future for healthcare providers worldwide including chiropractors. It is used as a means to improve the quality of health care. 90% of the surveyed chiropractors are interested in improving their EBP skills
despite the “lack of time” they say keeps them from using EBP. (2)
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is on board with EBP and keeps up as best as possible with new spinal research.
CHIROPRACTORS WHO FOCUS ON MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN GET MORE REFERRALS FROM MDs
So why do you visit your Sitka chiropractor?For most patients, it’s a musculoskeletal condition like back pain or neck pain or related arm or leg pain. In Canada, chiropractic physicians who focus on these conditions get more referrals from MDs.(3)Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka welcomes musculoskeletal conditions of all sorts!
VITAMIN D FOR ALL!
Research keeps pointing to a lack of vitamin D globally depending on genetic and lifestyle factors, but just how much should we take? To reach target levels of vitamin D, children need 400 to 600 IU daily and adults need 800 IU daily though up to 1000 IU for kids and 2000 IU for adults is likely safe over long period of time. (4) So are you getting enough Vitamin D? Let’s discuss it at your next Sitka visit.
LEG LENGTH DISCREPANCY LEADS TO LBP IN STANDING WORKERS
Low back pain in those workers who stand all day is associated with leg length discrepancy. Just a difference of 6 mm or more was linked to a higher intensity of and more days with low back pain. (5) Let Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka check if you have a leg length inequality at your next Sitka visit, especially if you stand all day at work!
FATTY DEGENERATION IN SPINE MUSCLES = LESS PHYSICALLY FIT
Not that this is surprising, but it’s now published: patients with a higher aerobic index (AI) have lower body fat percentages as well as less fatty degeneration in their low back spinal muscles. So more physically fit patients will have less fatty degeneration, lower body mass indices, and lower Oswestry Disability Index scores (which measure function). (6) That’s why Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka recommends exercise to Sitka back pain sufferers.
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