Layden Chiropractic Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a place in managing and easing pain that should not be overlooked. Primary care physicians do not feel much confidence treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who takes care of 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic treats many pain patients and eases a lot of Plainville back pain often with no opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

These statistics are based 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 received opioid prescriptions for the first time 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 look for 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 initially by a pain management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have an increased risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Layden Chiropractic invites pain patients to seek Plainville 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 likely physicians to feel confident treating musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Layden Chiropractic confidently offer non-drug management and/or co-management with other providers for the pain relief and pain control for Plainville back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Layden Chiropractic ponders why chiropractors aren’t more immediately thought of in the process for Plainville pain relief, especially Plainville back pain relief. Chiropractic services incorporate spinal manipulation (one of the top recommended forms 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 believe their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that’s fine if healthcare professionals collaborated sharing their expertise, acknowledging that each has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best welfare of the patient at heart. Chiropractors are proficient in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s profession influences his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Plainville back pain patient care are developed in an attempt to utilize the expertise fully. 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 differ 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) Layden Chiropractic collaborates with other local Plainville healthcare providers for patient care, valuing their expertise and contribution to Plainville back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day more pleasant.

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

Schedule a Plainville chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Plainville chiropractor is ready and willing to work with fellow Plainville healthcare providers and to give you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Plainville back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Layden Chiropractic without opioids. 
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