Back pain comes. Back pain hangs around
sporadically. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its trajectory, back pain makes
itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a quick relieving pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches
are out there. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Pensacola back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is many times the most irritating.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were commonly prescribed.
They questioned how spinal manipulation affected
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The risk of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly lower for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did rise a
bit as the back pain stayed: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also questioned whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected
this. Their sensitivity analysis didn’t have anything to do with
the odds. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more likely to get
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Pensacola back pain sufferers wondering
where to go for their back pain: Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was reported
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain built up the long-term use of opioids as
well as the cost of care part from the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) Pensacola back pain sufferers who come to Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center find other non-drug
care that is recommended for back pain relief.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers
were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed revealed some interesting facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people resulted in 545 low back
pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in
the past 12 months. They were asked what type of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed that care. 96% said they were given a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor recommended
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Nearly 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were recommended.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients varied from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center provides
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic
appointment soon. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center.