Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a place in managing and relieving pain that shouldn’t be ignored. Primary care physicians are not very confident in treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the largest prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries takes care of many pain patients and eases plenty of Manchester back pain often exclusive of opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

The following stats are based on a large study of 478,981 recently diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who begin utilizing opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients received opioid prescriptions for the first time within a year of pain while 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 certainly to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
  • Patients diagnosed initially by a pain management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have a higher risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries invites pain patients to seek Manchester chiropractic care first!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) care for chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least likely physicians to feel confident managing musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries confidently offer non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Manchester back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries wonders why chiropractors are not more readily thought of in the process for Manchester pain relief, particularly Manchester back pain relief. Chiropractic services intergrate 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 stops 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 think their medical doctor knows about nutrition. (4) And that is fine if healthcare professionals collaborated along their lines of expertise, recognizing that each offers value in the care of the pain patient and has the best welfare of the patient fundamentally. Chiropractors are well skilled in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Knowing that a healthcare provider’s profession effects his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Manchester back pain patient care are established in an attempt to apply the expertise maximally. 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 vary by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in their recommendations of activity; physicians were more consistent with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries collaborates with other local Manchester healthcare providers for patient care, valuing their expertise and contribution to Manchester back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day better.

CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries

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

 
Manchester back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries without opioids. 
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