Guidelines for back pain care
endorse non-surgical care treatments
like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A recent
study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the
largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Murfreesboro chiropractor at Most Chiropractic Clinic
relish that role. Your Murfreesboro
chiropractor assists Murfreesboro 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
for recent onset back and/or leg pain recommends patient education (including
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 pursue 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 upset! “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. A patient
with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where
do these low back pain and leg pain
patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica?
They received opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Murfreesboro chiropractor proposes
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what motivates a visit to a
chiropractor like your Murfreesboro chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Most Chiropractic Clinic,
too. Our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at Most Chiropractic Clinic as back
and neck pain relief specialists!) Additionally,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to check
in with a chiropractor in the last 12 months. 23%
of the chiropractic patients also had 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 the combined care for their
spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your
Murfreesboro chiropractor is fully open to
combining care! Most Chiropractic Clinic is ready to collaborate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Murfreesboro chiropractic visit
the name of your primary care physician. We are all with you
and want 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 Murfreesboro back pain
patient or neck pain patient.
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