Back pain comes. Back pain hangs around
sporadically. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its trajectory, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a quick relieving pill is strong. The desire
for relief is unrelenting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are available. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Manchester back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is many times the most annoying.
Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were frequently prescribed.
They questioned how spinal manipulation influenced
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The risk of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those undergoing
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did rise a
bit as the back pain stayed: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications influenced
this. Their sensitivity analysis didn’t have anything to do with
the risk. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more prone to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Manchester back pain sufferers wondering
where to go for their back pain: Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was reported
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. In 2016, researchers reported that prescribing
opioids so early for uncomplicated acute low
back pain multiplied the long-term use of opioids as
well as the cost of care part from the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes linked to opioid use. (2) Manchester back pain sufferers who come to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries discover other non-drug
care that is recommended for relief of back pain.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. Chiropractors make up
97%-98% of the spinal manipulation providers. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether these recommendations
were followed revealed some interesting facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what form of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed it. 96% said they received a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor advised
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Nearly 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were advised.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries provides
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic
appointment today. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries.