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New Thoughts On Evidence-Based Chiropractic Care

How Evidence-Based Chiropractic Care benefits you

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What is evidence-based practice?

Evidence-based practice, also known as EBP, is an approach that depends on scientific facts or evidence to make informed decisions. Evidence-based chiropractic practice does not make use of information not based in current research or evidence when arriving at conclusions or formulating recommendations for treatment.

Other traditional practices might use outdated methods based on perception or different non-scientific approaches to arrive at conclusions. Evidence-based practice ensures the use of proper scientific research, which has been proven to be valid by a competent authority.

Evidence-based practice steps used by chiropractors to care for patients

There are several steps taken by chiropractors to ensure effective evidence-based practice.  They include the following:

  • Asking relevant questions

Chiropractors ask relevant questions when dealing with patients. These questions are usually in a PICOT format. The right PICOT format is:

P- the problem of interest

I-  Intervention/ prognosis

C- Comparison

O- Outcome

T- Time

 

  • Look for the right evidence.

 

Chiropractors search for the appropriate evidence after asking relevant questions in PICOT format. When chiropractors ask questions in PICOT format, it is easier to select the best evidence by streamlining search with the right keywords from a database.

 

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  • Carefully review the evidence

After Chiropractors have identified the right evidence, they proceed to review the evidence to fully ascertain if the proof is in line with the medical question asked. The evidence is also examined to determine how beneficial the evidence will be to the patient.

 

  • Compare the evidence to what is attainable in chiropractic practice

Chiropractors compare the evidence with other data and see how feasible it would be to take such a course of action.

 

  • Study the outcome of the evidence when implemented

Studying the result of a recommendation is critical in mitigating the negative impact of applying the evidence on a patient.

 

  • Share results from the effective use of EBP

After completion of successful evidence-based practice, chiropractors share results that can be used as a basis to treat similar cases.

 

What are the benefits of evidence-based chiropractic care to patients

The use of evidence-based practice by Amarillo chiropractors to care for patients has the following benefits:

 

  • Avoidance of unnecessary test

With evidence-based practice, chiropractors do not have to carry out different types of analysis that might not be necessary to determine the root cause of pain. There are well-established practice guideline and well-established orthopedic and neurologic tests that an evidence-based chiropractor can rely on.

 

  • Exposure to modern chiropractic practice

Evidence-based practice helps chiropractors to find new techniques that have been used to treat similar cases in the past. From the database of cases previously handled. Chiropractors in Amarillo can select the latest form of treatment and improved technology that they can incorporate into their treatment plan.

 

  • Compliance to professional guidelines

The evidence-based practice provides chiropractors with strict guidelines governing their actions and inactions while treating a patient. These guidelines help chiropractors to offer better profession treatment to their patients because they tend to abide by the rules binding the profession. Evidence-based practice helps chiropractors to stay updated with current professional ethics that for specific and general cases and even chiropractic care in general.

 

  • Consensus views on imaging, patient age, and other conditions

Evidence practice gives informed decisions based on proven scientific studies. Therefore, there is a consensus among chiropractors on decisions to take concerning the use of imaging to ascertain the cause of specific muscle or joint pain. There is also a general agreement regarding other joint and muscle conditions, and the right technique that chiropractors can use in treating such cases.

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How we can help

If you are suffering from disc degeneration and this is taking much of your time as you are not allowed to carry out your usual daily activities, then you might want to consider us.

We are one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, but we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health.

Our lead chiropractor is a specialist in orthopedics and the neuromusculoskeletal system and has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology.  Dr. Williams is currently undergoing study towards his certification as a Diplomate in the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and will get certified in about two months.

 

Creek Stone Integrated Care

Jeff Williams, DC

3501 SW 45th St., Ste T

Amarillo, TX 79109

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