Opioid Pain Control Drugs like Opioids: Are They Effective for Back Pain?

Opioids are in the news. The Plainville opioid epidemic is a great item. Opioids are prescribed for pain relief of all sorts of pain. Opioids for back pain relief are a common prescription. But today, non-drug alternatives are wanted. Non-drug alternative care like Plainville chiropractic care relieves the Plainville back pain these opioids have been prescribed for and often devoid of adverse side-effects.

DRUG USE BEFORE BACK SURGERY

Pharmacological treatment options – drugs – for easing chronic low back pain are of much interest today. Researchers scrutinize these and other alternatives as to what is best to help Plainville back pain patients. The effect of drugs like oxycodone (an opioid drug), clobazam and imipramine on chronic low back pain are hard to predict. One article suggested that patients who are more sensitive to hot and cold respond better to imipramine. (1) Another stated that electroacupuncture proved to be more cost effective than NSAIDs and suggested as an alternative for chronic low back pain treatment. (2) A third reported that most drugs - paracetamol (acetaminophen), NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, opioids, and other (new) drugs - offered small to moderate and short lasting effects compared with placebo. And there were side-effects. (3) Layden Chiropractic cares for many Plainville back pain sufferers seeking pain relief without drugs. And the Plainville chiropractic care is helpful for most.

DRUG USE AFTER BACK SURGERY

Plainville chronic low back pain guides some sufferers to lumbar spine fusion surgery. Patients who go this route to deal with their back pain often take opioids prior to surgery hoping – even expecting – that they will not require opioids after the surgery. Reality is different. 77.1% of pre-operative opioid patients continued to use opioids long-term post-operatively: 13.8% of them used opioids off and off; 9.1% discontinued using them or used them for a short time after surgery. Of patients who had not used opioids before surgery, 34.4% used a lower dose after surgery, and 44.8% used a higher long-term dose. 12.8% became long-term users of opioids. The researchers inferred that lumbar spine fusion seldom ended the long-term opioid use and actually increased the risk of using them long-term. (4) Layden Chiropractic offers Plainville chiropractic care both pre-operatively and post-operatively to reduce Plainville back pain and for some prevent Plainville back surgery.

ALTERNATIVES TO DRUGS FOR BACK PAIN

What are the options for Plainville back pain patients if opioids are to be avoided? Guidelines have been developed for opioid alternatives. Cost, intervention availability, and patient preferences are considered. First and foremost education and reassurance that Plainville back pain relief is possible and advice to remain active is important. The Plainville low back pain sufferer would do well to learn more about self-care options. For acute low back pain and neck pain patients without any serious underlying issue, exercise, manual therapy, heat and NSAIDs are recommended. For chronic low back pain sufferers who don’t present with serious underlying issues, exercise, yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation, massage, manual therapy, rehab, NSAIDS, acetaminophen and antidepressants are recommended. Patients with radiculopathy (sciatic leg pain) can use exercise, spinal manipulation, or NSAIDS. Benzodiazepines, botulinum toxin injection, systemic corticosteroids, cervical collar, electrical muscle stimulation, diathermy, TENS and traction are not recommended due to research disclosing uselessness. (5) Layden Chiropractic offers Plainville chiropractic care including Cox Technic flexion distraction decompression treatment that is research-documented to be successful for Plainville back pain relief.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Roy Siegel on the Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how Cox Technic relieves back pain for his performing arts patients without drugs so they can continue performing!

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic today. The opioid epidemic may be limited for Plainville back pain sufferers who come for Plainville chiropractic care at Layden Chiropractic…and chiropractic may develop into being the opioid-alternative news!

 
Pain control drugs like opioids aren’t always effective for Plainville back pain. Chiropractic is a beneficial alternative. 
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