Guidelines for back pain care
endorse non-surgical care methods
like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A new
study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the
largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So
true! Chiropractors like your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
accept that responsibility. Your Manchester
chiropractor helps Manchester 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
of patients whose back pain and/or leg
pain just started 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 received
chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not more patients seek
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 frustrated! “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 patients with low back pain and leg pain go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica?
They received opioid prescriptions more
and more. (4) Your Manchester chiropractor proposes
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what inspires a visit to a
chiropractor like your Manchester chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries,
too. Our Manchester chiropractic patients see us as the Manchester
back and neck pain specialists!) Further,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to consult a chiropractor in the last year. 23%
of the chiropractic patients also received a prescription for their
back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for
the issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% reported
that having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your
Manchester chiropractor is fully open to
combining care! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment
the name of your primary care physician. We are all with you
and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better
quality of life for you, our mutual Manchester back pain
patient or neck pain patient.
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