What is Evidence-Based Care?

Posted on Nov 10, 2019


Have you heard of the term “evidence-based care?” What is it? Definitions vary, depending on the area of application, but basically all of the definitions refer to the use of scientific research as a way to inform the delivery of patient care. In other words, how do medical practitioners make their decisions? With evidence-based care, they refer to the current best evidence available— up-to-date information that comes from valid and relevant scientific research.

How does this work in reality? Say you’re a patient. You ask a question and your medical professional gives you an answer… and that answer is based on applicable, quality evidence that science has found in its research. This is different than a professional giving their “informed opinion.” Instead, the answer is evidence-based.

People can be very logical or very feelings-oriented, right? Some people fall in the middle, but it’s likely you know a person or two who is “all logic” or “all feelings.” With evidence-based care, answers lean toward the logical side of things— using specific, unbiased data for answers. Practitioners fearlessly look at what the evidence says!

Many common medical practices aren’t based on research… they’re based on “the way we’ve always done it” or “an informed opinion.”

Who are some of your friends or family who could stand to benefit from chiropractic care? Chances are that you know some people in your life who are skeptical about going to a chiropractor. They might say things like, “Oh, they’re not real doctors,” or “I think they just deal with backs and that’s it!” But how well-informed are most people about what chiropractors actually do for their patients?

Anytime someone is in pain they’re looking for pain relief. They typically run right to pills/drugs for that relief. Yet chiropractic does NOT rely on pills or drugs for pain relief. It’s a natural healing alternative. For some people, that’s a welcome change of approach to feeling better, isn’t it? Lakewoods Chiropractic is happy to answer skeptic’s questions and to take on new patients. Please call 651-464-0800 and make your appointment today.

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SALLY DETLEFSEN
SALLY DETLEFSEN
September 26, 2022.
I am amazed at how much better I feel since coming to Lakewoods. The doctors and staff are amazing.
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Lukas Drayna
September 21, 2022.
Great friendly staff. They focus on the target area’s to ensure your body is happy and healthy !
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Michael F.
Michael F.
September 13, 2022.
Lakewoods Chiropractic is awesome. Friendly, welcoming, and professional Environment. They make you feel comfortable. Definitely recommend Lakewoods. I'm well on the road to recovery. Keep up the good work.
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tone2403
August 30, 2022.
Definitely recommend Lakewoods. When I went in I was in very rough shape. After a few weeks of adjustments I'm feeling better then ever. Great staff and very knowledgeable. They take the time to really make you understand the process.
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Eric Russell
Eric Russell
August 25, 2022.
Jason and his staff are the best. Since my 1st visit, they always informed on your progress and had your health as #1 priority.
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Angel L Colon Jr
August 11, 2022.
Excellent service, friendly accommodating staff. Awesome family friendly services. Highly recommend!!!
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Carrie Davis
Carrie Davis
August 3, 2022.
By far the best chiropractor I’ve ever used. They customize a plan just for you and don’t use a one size fits all approach. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!! Thank you!!!
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Justin W
Justin W
July 28, 2022.
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Jennifer Thelen
Jennifer Thelen
July 21, 2022.
I have been experiencing low back pain for at least 10 rememberable years and decided on a whim to try chiropractic care at Lakewoods. I had never been to a chiropractor before so I had no expectations that it would work or not but after just my first adjustment I had instant relief for the first time in 10 years. I have since been super impressed with how everything has been explained to me and how my care plan has been formed. The staff are all very kind and have been very helpful as well!
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