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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

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 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 necessary.

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.

 

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