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Mandeville Chiropractic Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role in managing and relieving pain that shouldn’t be ignored. Primary care physicians aren’t very confident in treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the largest prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Mandeville chiropractor at Mandeville Chiropractic takes care of many pain patients and relieves a great deal of Mandeville back pain often with no opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

These statistics are based on a huge study of 478,981 freshly diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who start utilizing opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients received opioid prescriptions for the first time inside the first year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for long-term use.
  • Family practice doctors are the most usual 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 look for 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 initially 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.

Mandeville Chiropractic invites pain patients to seek Mandeville chiropractic care first!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) care for chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least likely physicians to feel confident managing musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Mandeville Chiropractic confidently use non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Mandeville back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Mandeville Chiropractic ponders why chiropractors are not more immediately considered in the process for Mandeville pain relief, particularly Mandeville back pain relief. Chiropractic services include spinal manipulation (one of the highest recommended types 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 notes that patients think their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that’s ok if healthcare professionals coordinated care along their lines of expertise, acknowledging that each offers value in the care of the pain patient and has the best welfare of the patient fundamentally. Chiropractors are well skilled in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s profession influences his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Mandeville back pain patient care are established to try to use the expertise maximally. Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their recommendation standards so that a patient receives a consistent therapy message with up-to-date treatment guidelines. Activity messages do differ by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in their recommendations of activity; physicians were more aligned with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Mandeville Chiropractic works with other local Mandeville healthcare providers for patient care, valuing their expertise and contribution to Mandeville back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day better.

CONTACT Mandeville Chiropractic

Schedule a Mandeville chiropractic appointment with Mandeville Chiropractic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Mandeville chiropractor is ready and willing to work with fellow Mandeville healthcare providers and to give you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Mandeville back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Mandeville Chiropractic without opioids. 
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