Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a place
in managing and easing pain that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Primary care physicians don’t
feel much confidence treating
musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading
prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who takes care of 40% of
pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Murfreesboro chiropractor at Most Chiropractic Clinic
treats many pain patients and relieves plenty of Murfreesboro back pain often exclusive of opioids.
STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN
These statistics are based
on a huge study of 478,981 newly diagnosed, “opiate-naïve”
patients who begin utilizing opiates for pain relief. (2)
- 40.4% of pain patients accepted
opioid prescriptions for the first time within a year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for
- Family practice doctors are the most common
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 seek 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 first 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.
Most Chiropractic Clinic welcomes pain patients to seek
Murfreesboro chiropractic care first!
PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN
Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%),
chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) doctor
chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least probable
physicians to feel confident managing musculoskeletal and neuropathic
pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Most Chiropractic Clinic confidently use
non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare
personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Murfreesboro back
CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE
Most Chiropractic Clinic wonders why
chiropractors aren’t more readily thought of
in the process for Murfreesboro pain relief, especially
Murfreesboro 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 believe
their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that’s ok if
healthcare professionals coordinated care sharing their expertise, acknowledging that each
has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best welfare
of the patient fundamentally. Chiropractors are
proficient in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back
pain, and spine pain.
Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s
profession influences his/her treatment recommendations,
guidelines for Murfreesboro back pain patient care are established
to try to apply the expertise fully.
Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their
recommendation standards so that a patient gets 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 in line
with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work
activity than physicians. (5) Most Chiropractic Clinic collaborates with other
local Murfreesboro healthcare providers for patient care, valuing
their expertise and contribution to Murfreesboro
back pain patients’ return to activities that they like to do.
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment with
Most Chiropractic Clinic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your
Murfreesboro chiropractor is ready and willing to
work with fellow Murfreesboro healthcare providers and to share
with you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or
alongside opioid drug care.