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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Matthew Rivard
Matthew Rivard
April 20, 2022.
Great place to come
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Alejandra A
Alejandra A
April 11, 2022.
Hi everyone I definitely recommend this forest lake chiropractic clinic. I has been coming for about a week and I felt so much better and so happy with the service. I really recommend to everybody whom has any problem with spine and neck
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nonye harcourt
April 5, 2022.
I love the care I have received so far. Friendly staff that do an awesome job with keeping me on track with my care and follow. Also the fact that I go in and out in less than 15mins with no long wait is awesome.
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Samantha Jensen
Samantha Jensen
March 31, 2022.
Great place to heal!! Exceeded my expectations. My only complaint is I didn't come sooner!! After seeing three doctors with a solution of cortisone injections in my back it was time to try something more natural. While I've always understood the importance of chiropractic care I've never fully tried it. Everything they have done here is tailored for me! I started feeling better by the 3rd adjustment! I haven't taken a single pain med! Praise God!! Don't wait to get the care you need!! I wish I hadn't. Five stars and more!! Bonus....I was given all the equipment I need to do my stretches at home along with an in depth nutritional support system! Amazing!
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merry gendreau
merry gendreau
March 26, 2022.
Dr.Gerard is an amazing chiropractor. I've had incredible experience and results from him for many back/neck injuries from years ago, and just general health care. Thank you for all your help and hard work for making life easier and happier for myself. God Bless.
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Dan Schmoll
Dan Schmoll
March 22, 2022.
Great staff, very friendly and informative. Affordable compared to competition.
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Deborah Falkowski
Deborah Falkowski
March 16, 2022.
Excellent staff, great service, friendly doctors
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Deana Walsh
Deana Walsh
March 2, 2022.
Wonderful relief from decades of gymnastics and coaching gymnastics! Try this place out…for sure!
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Byron Griffin
Byron Griffin
February 24, 2022.
Great staffing and care team!!!
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MaeAnna LaFavor
MaeAnna LaFavor
February 24, 2022.
This place is wonderful! Staff is very kind and helpful. The facility is clean and upbeat. I have no more back pain or migraines.
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