Back pain comes. Back pain lingers
occasionally. Back pain goes away for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to go away.
The hope of a fast fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches
are available. Back And Neck Care Center offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Severna Park back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – radiating-down-the-leg back pain – is often the most irritating.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were commonly prescribed.
They questioned how spinal manipulation affected
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years of age.
The risk of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did go up a
bit as the back pain stuck around: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also questioned whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications changed
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the odds. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more prone to get
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Severna Park back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: Back And Neck Care Center!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial
episode of back pain commonly go to the emergency room for help.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was reported
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain built up the long-term use of opioids as
well as the cost of care part from the fact that
there are a variety of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) Severna Park back pain sufferers finding their way to Back And Neck Care Center discover other non-drug
care that is recommended for relief of back pain.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers
were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether these recommendations
were followed revealed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people resulted in 545 low back
pain sufferers who went to a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what form of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed the
recommended care. 96% said they received a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor advised
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Close to 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were recommended.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Back And Neck Care Center deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Make your Severna Park chiropractic
appointment soon. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Back And Neck Care Center.