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
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
- 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
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.
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.