Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care endorse non-surgical care treatments like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A recent study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic accept that role. Your Plainville chiropractor assists Plainville back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain recommends patient education (incorporating a talk about treatment outcome), 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 out 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. If a patient were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, that percent was even lower. 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 Plainville chiropractor offers a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what motivates a visit to a chiropractor like your Plainville chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Layden Chiropractic, too. Our Plainville chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at Layden Chiropractic as back and neck pain relief specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to visit a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received 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 the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Plainville chiropractor is ready to share care! Layden Chiropractic is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic visit today. Share the name of 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 improved quality of life for you, our mutual Plainville back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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