Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care recommend non-surgical care approaches like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A recent study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Severna Park chiropractor at Back And Neck Care Center relish that responsibility. Your Severna Park chiropractor assists Severna Park back pain and neck pain patients be alleviated 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 advocates patient education (incorporating a discussion about prognosis), 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 don’t 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 resulted in a physical therapy referral. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. 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? The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Severna Park chiropractor offers a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what prompts a visit to a chiropractor like your Severna Park chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for Back And Neck Care Center, too. Our Severna Park chiropractic patients view us as the Severna Park back and neck pain specialists!)  Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to visit a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received a prescription for their back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Severna Park chiropractor is ready to share care! Back And Neck Care Center is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Severna Park 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 as called for by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our shared Severna Park back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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