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
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.