Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care recommend non-surgical care approaches 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) So true! Chiropractors like your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcome that role. Your Pensacola chiropractor helps Pensacola 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 of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started 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 seek out chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults sought 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? The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Pensacola chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what motivates a visit to a chiropractor like your Pensacola chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center, too. Our Pensacola chiropractic patients see us as the Pensacola back and neck pain specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to check in with a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received 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% reported that having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your Pensacola chiropractor is excited to combine care! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all with you 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 mutual Pensacola back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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