Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

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 today. Share 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 improved quality of life for you, our mutual Manchester back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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