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 with
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
- 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 invites 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
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.
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 of daily living that make each day better.
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.