Back pain care guidelines
recommend non-surgical care methods
like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A recent
study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the
largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Mandeville chiropractor at Mandeville Chiropractic
relish that responsibility. Your Mandeville
chiropractor helps Mandeville back pain and neck pain
patients be alleviated of the pain and enhance
their quality of life.
New Back Pain Care Guidelines
The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment
for recent onset back and/or leg pain recommends patient education (including
a talk about treatment outcome), 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 pursue 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 methods 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 ended with a physical therapy referral. If a patient
were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, that percent was even lower. 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?
They received opioid prescriptions more
and more. (4) Your Mandeville chiropractor proposes
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what prompts a visit to a
chiropractor like your Mandeville chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for Mandeville Chiropractic,
too. Our Mandeville chiropractic patients see us as the Mandeville
back and neck pain specialists!) Additionally,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to consult a chiropractor in the last year. 23%
of the chiropractic patients also had 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 having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your
Mandeville chiropractor is excited to combine care! Mandeville Chiropractic is ready to collaborate with your primary care physician as
Schedule your Mandeville chiropractic appointment
today. Mandeville Chiropractic will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all on your side
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 Mandeville back pain
patient or neck pain patient.