Dr. William A. Gischia D.C. is a TOP Chiropractor [as designated by The Leading Physicians of the World] in Keego Harbor, MI. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Gischia is an expert in changing the lives of his patients for the better. Dr. Gischia is passionate about enhancing... more
"Compared to care from Medical doctors and physiotherapists, care from chiropractors during the disability episode ("curative"), during the health maintenance care period (main exposure variable, "preventive"), and the combination of both (curative and preventive) was associated with lower disability recurrence HRs (hazard ratios)." "Those cases treated by chiropractors had less use of opioids and fewer surgeries."
"Compared to family physician-led usual care, full clinical guidelines-based treatment including chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy is associated with significantly greater improvement in condition specific functioning."
"On the evidence, particularly the most scientifically valid clinical studies, spinal manipulation applied by chiropractors is shown to be more effective than alternative treatments for low back pain."
"A meta-analysis of 16 studies at 3-4 months showed significant effects for four of six pain outcomes: patient assessed pain, morning stiffness, number of painful and/or tender joints, and NSAID [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug] consumption [significantly reduced NSAID consumption]."
"In the research investigations to date, patients found to have deficient Vitamin D concentrations had been variously diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome, hyperesthesia, rheumatic disorders, osteoarthritis, back pain, bone and joint pain, muscle weakness, and other chronic somatic complaints." "Some researchers have found vitamin D deficiency to occur in up to 85% of chronic musculoskeletal pain cases, especially those involving the lower back."
Proper joint motion and sufficient intake of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D are required to restore and maintain spinal health, to resolve inflammation and pain, and to restore and maintain function and quality of life.
Key Take Home Points:
Chiropractic and supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D is the world's most evidence-based and most effective protocol for the recovery and maintenance of spinal health and function.
Manga, et al. (1993). The Mange Report: The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic management of low-back pain. Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA. Kenilworth Publishing (an Independent Report Commissioned by the Ontario Provincial Government)
Cifuentes et al. (2011) Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and its Association with Disability Recurrence. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 53(4):396-404
Bishop et al. (2010) The Chiropractic Hospital-based Interventions Research Outcomes (CHIRO) Study: a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines in the medical and chiropractic management of patients with acute mechanical low back pain. The Spine Journal 10(12): 1055-64
Goldberg RJ, Katz J. (2007) A meta-analysis of the analgesic effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for inflammatory joint pain. Pain 129(1-2): 210-233
Stewart Leavitt, Ph.D. Vitamin D - A Neglected 'Analgesic' for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Pain Treatment Topics June 2008
More About Dr. William A. Gischia: Dr. William A. Gischia D.C. is a TOP Chiropractor [as designated by The Leading Physicians of the World] in Keego Harbor, MI. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Gischia is an expert in changing the lives of his patients for the better. Dr. Gischia is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. He embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Keego Harbor, Michigan, Dr. Gischia is a true asset to his profession and dedicated to supporting the quest for health and education of chiropractic care in his patients.