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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

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 as necessary.

Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment today. New Roads Chiropractic Center will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all with you and desire 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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