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
- 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
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.
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.