Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a place in managing and relieving pain that shouldn’t be ignored. Primary care physicians do not feel much confidence treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center treats many pain patients and relieves a great deal of Pensacola back pain often without opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

The following stats are based on a huge study of 478,981 newly diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who start taking opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients accepted 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 likely to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
  • Patients diagnosed first 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.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes pain patients to seek Pensacola 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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center confidently offer non-drug management and/or co-management with other providers for the pain relief and pain control for Pensacola back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center wonders why chiropractors are not more readily thought of in the process for Pensacola pain relief, particularly Pensacola back pain relief. Chiropractic services include spinal manipulation (one of the top 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 shares that patients think their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that’s fine if healthcare professionals coordinated care sharing their 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 Pensacola back pain patient care are established to try to apply the expertise fully. Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their recommendation standards so that a patient gets a consistent therapy message with up-to-date treatment guidelines. Activity messages do vary by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in their recommendations of activity; physicians were more consistent with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center works with other local Pensacola healthcare providers for patient care, valuing their expertise and contribution to Pensacola back pain patients’ return to activities that they like to do.

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Pensacola chiropractor is willing and able to work with fellow Pensacola healthcare providers and to give you options on managing your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Pensacola back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center without opioids. 
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