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 don’t 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
Schedule your Plainville chiropractic visit
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.