Back pain care guidelines
recommend non-surgical care approaches
like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A new
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 Plymouth chiropractor at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology
welcome that role. Your Plymouth
chiropractor assists Plymouth back pain and neck pain
patients get relief of the pain and enhance
their quality of life.
New Back Pain Care Guidelines
The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment
of patients whose back pain and/or leg
pain just started recommends patient education (including
a discussion about prognosis), 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 do not more patients get
chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines written by
groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call
for non-surgical approaches like spinal manipulation. (3) Even
the physical therapists are frustrated! “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 resulted in a physical therapy referral. A patient
with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where
do these low back pain and leg pain
patients 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 Plymouth chiropractor offers
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what prompts a visit to a
chiropractor like your Plymouth chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology,
too. Our Plymouth chiropractic patients view us as the Plymouth
back and neck pain specialists!) Further,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely 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 same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your
Plymouth chiropractor is ready to share care! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is ready to collaborate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Plymouth chiropractic appointment
today. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all on your side
and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the latest back pain care guidelines and improved
quality of life for you, our shared Plymouth back pain
patient or neck pain patient.