Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role in managing and easing pain that shouldn’t be overlooked. Primary care physicians do not feel much confidence treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the largest prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Paramus chiropractor at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center treats many pain patients and eases plenty of Paramus back pain often with no opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

The following stats are based on a huge study of 478,981 recently diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who begin taking opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients obtained opioid prescriptions initially within a year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for long-term use.
  • 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 seek care from emergency medicine doctors (43.1%) or urgent care facility (40.8%) are most certainly 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.

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center invites pain patients to seek Paramus chiropractic care sooner than later!

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 probable physicians to feel confident treating musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center confidently offer non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Paramus back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center wonders why chiropractors aren’t more immediately thought of in the process for Paramus pain relief, especially Paramus back pain relief. Chiropractic services incorporate spinal manipulation (one of the top recommended forms 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 collaborated sharing their expertise, recognizing that each has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best interest of the patient fundamentally. Chiropractors are proficient in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s profession influences his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Paramus back pain patient care are established in an attempt to use the expertise maximally. 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 aligned with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center works with other local Paramus healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating their expertise and contribution to Paramus back pain patients’ return to activities that they like to do.

CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center

Schedule a Paramus chiropractic appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Paramus chiropractor is willing and able to work with fellow Paramus healthcare providers and to give you options on managing your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Paramus back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center without opioids. 
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