Eugene Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other Eugene folks? Let’s start with where it fits in others’ lives for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic


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) Is that news to you? Probably as it takes numerous years for such up-to-date, proven ideas to filter to general knowledge. There are even people who (not our Eugene chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic surely is the Eugene back pain specialist!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic invites back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our Eugene chiropractic office, particularly the painful cases! For instance, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation reportedly respond to non-surgical care and escape the necessity of reoperation. (3) Reports say that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)


The call for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What does such a Eugene neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is an option for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is known as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is better for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs causing 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 described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)


A second opinion before spine surgery is a worthy idea. A study of 137 patients proposed 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 require surgery, the type of surgery was changed for 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has considerable success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic employs 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)


A report of 674 emergency room adult visits revealed 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 significantly more liable to believe that MBP inhibited 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 a PODCAST about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps 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 Eugene chiropractic appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your Eugene chiropractor, a true Eugene back pain specialist – are appropriate for the non-surgical treatment of Eugene spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by Eugene chiropractic patients. 
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