Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

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.

 

« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."