The Best Research for Spinal Decompression ChiropractorsPosted on 05 Aug 01:57
When it comes to treating chronic, more difficult conditions that haven’t responded to other therapies one of the most important things for patients is research. Knowing that there is research to back up the treatment goes a long way to putting their fears to rest and settling objections ahead of time. This is especially true when it comes to spinal decompression and other chiropractic procedures. If you are going to present you clients with research it needs to be the best research out there. It also needs to be in a clear, presentable, easy to read format as most research in an article form may be difficult to follow or intimidating to patients to read. We know you’re busy so we’ve taken the time to compile some of the most relevant articles for you: This article from PAIN Practice, the official journal of the World Institute of Pain entitled, “Systematic Literature Review of Spinal Decompression Via Motorized Traction for Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain” is a meta-study that reviews some of the current research and its conclusions. It’s a great place to start. Another great article from PAIN Practice is” Treatment of 94 Outpatients With Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain with the DRX9000: A Retrospective Chart Review”. This one is nice because it gives a fairly large sample size and follows them over time—both of which are important elements in solid research. Finally, we highly recommend this article from Chiropractic Economics, “Treatment of an L5/S1 Extruded Disc Herniation Using a DRX-9000 Spinal Decompression Unit: A Case Report” . This case study goes in-depth with a fairly common but also instructive case of lower back pain. Take a few minutes over lunch and read an article or two. Knowing more about the research will be a boon to you and your patients! Want more info on how to take your chiropractic clinic to the next level? Download our FREE report, “19 Reasons to Add Spinal Decompression to Your Practice” today!