Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines emphasize non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A new study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Paramus chiropractor at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center welcome that responsibility. Your Paramus chiropractor helps Paramus back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and improve 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 (incorporating 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 pursue chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults sought chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not 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 approaches 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. 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? They received opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Paramus chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what inspires a visit to a chiropractor like your Paramus chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, too. Our Paramus chiropractic patients view us as the Paramus back and neck pain specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to consult a chiropractor in the past 12 months. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received a prescription for their back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% reported that the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Paramus chiropractor is excited to combine care! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is ready to collaborate with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Paramus chiropractic appointment today. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all with you and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and improved quality of life for you, our mutual Paramus back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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