Back pain appears. Back pain lingers
occasionally. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain makes
itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to go away.
The hope of a fast fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are available. New Roads Chiropractic Center offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of New Roads back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – radiating-down-the-leg back pain – is often the most annoying.
Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were commonly prescribed.
They analzed how spinal manipulation influenced
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did go up a
bit as the back pain stayed: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also questioned whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the risk. The study concluded that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly reduced the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more likely to get
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for New Roads back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: New Roads Chiropractic Center!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for help.
Opioid prescribing in this setting was documented
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. In 2016, researchers reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain increased the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care part from the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes linked to opioid use. (2) New Roads back pain sufferers finding their way to New Roads Chiropractic Center find other non-drug
care that is recommended for relief of back pain.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers
were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether these recommendations
were followed showed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who went to a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what type of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed it. 96% said they received a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor advised
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Nearly 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were advised.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) New Roads Chiropractic Center provides
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Make your New Roads chiropractic
appointment soon. Back pain - be it new or
old, sudden or lingering – may well find relief in
recommended spinal manipulation care at New Roads Chiropractic Center.