Back pain care guidelines
emphasize non-surgical care treatments
like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A recent
study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the
largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center
accept that role. Your New Roads
chiropractor helps New Roads back pain and neck pain
patients get relief of the pain and improve
their quality of life.
New Back Pain Care Guidelines
The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment
for recent onset back and/or leg pain advocates patient education (incorporating
a discussion about prognosis), exercise (advice
to keep active) and manual therapy, not routine imaging, targeted treatment,
extraforaminal glucocorticoid injection, paracetamol, NSAIDs and opioids. (2) Chiropractic
offers all three!
Who Sees a Chiropractor?
24% of US adults seek chiropractic
care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults got
chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not more patients get
chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines drawn up by
groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call
for non-surgical approaches like spinal manipulation. (3) Even
the physical therapists are upset! “Although therapies
delivered by PTs are promoted as a first-line treatment for low back pain, PT
referral rates remain low.” Only 10.1% of primary care provider visits for low
back pain ended with a physical therapy referral. A patient
with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where
do these low back pain and leg pain
patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica?
The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your New Roads chiropractor proposes
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what prompts a visit to a
chiropractor like your New Roads chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for New Roads Chiropractic Center,
too. Our New Roads chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at New Roads Chiropractic Center as back
and neck pain relief specialists!) Further,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to consult a chiropractor in the last 12 months. 23%
of the chiropractic patients also had a prescription for their
back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your
New Roads chiropractor is fully open to
combining care! New Roads Chiropractic Center is ready to collaborate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your New Roads chiropractic visit
today. New Roads Chiropractic Center will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all with you
and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the latest back pain care guidelines and better
quality of life for you, our shared New Roads back pain
patient or neck pain patient.
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