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New Roads Chiropractic Center Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role in managing and relieving pain that should not be overlooked. Primary care physicians are not very confident in treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center takes care of many pain patients and eases plenty of New Roads back pain often exclusive of opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

These statistics are founded on a large study of 478,981 recently diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who begin taking opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients accepted opioid prescriptions originally within a year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for long-term use.
  • Family practice doctors are the most usual first prescribers of opiates for pain whose risk of prescribing these early in the pain process is 24.4% while those patients then have a 2% risk of long-term, continued opiate use.  
  • Patients who seek care from emergency medicine doctors (43.1%) or urgent care facility (40.8%) are most likely to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
  • Patients diagnosed first by a pain management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have a higher risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

New Roads Chiropractic Center invites pain patients to seek New Roads chiropractic care sooner than later!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) take care of chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least probable physicians to feel confident managing musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at New Roads Chiropractic Center confidently use non-drug management and/or co-management with other providers for the pain relief and pain control for New Roads back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

New Roads Chiropractic Center wonders why chiropractors are not more readily thought of in the process for New Roads pain relief, particularly New Roads back pain relief. Chiropractic services include spinal manipulation (one of the highest recommended types of care for back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (3)), exercise, and nutrition. What prevents some medical doctors from considering nutrition? A recent article states the reason in its title: “Nutrition: Push For Doctors To Learn Nutrition: Many Graduate Without Training.” It also shares that patients think their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that is ok if healthcare professionals collaborated along their lines of expertise, acknowledging that each has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best interest of the patient at heart. Chiropractors have expertise in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s profession effects his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for New Roads back pain patient care are established in an attempt to utilize the expertise maximally. Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their recommendation standards so that a patient receives a consistent therapy message with up-to-date treatment guidelines. Activity messages do vary by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in their recommendations of activity; physicians were more aligned with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) New Roads Chiropractic Center collaborates with other local New Roads healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating their expertise and involvement in New Roads back pain patients’ return to activities that they like to do.

CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center

Schedule a New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your New Roads chiropractor is willing and able to work with fellow New Roads healthcare providers and to offer you options on managing your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
New Roads back pain and chronic pain often find relief at New Roads Chiropractic Center without opioids. 
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