Back pain comes. Back pain hangs around
occasionally. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its course, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to go away.
The hope of a quick relieving pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are out there. Minster Chiropractic Center offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Minster back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – radiating-down-the-leg back pain – is often the most irritating.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were generally prescribed.
They analzed how spinal manipulation influenced
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years of age.
The risk of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those undergoing
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did go up a
bit as the back pain stuck around: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications changed
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the risk. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and affected the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who started
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more likely to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Minster back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: Minster Chiropractic Center!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was reported
as not always adhering to clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain increased the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care notwithstanding the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) Minster back pain sufferers finding their way to Minster Chiropractic Center discover other non-drug
care that is recommended for back pain relief.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers
were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether these recommendations
were followed showed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who went to a medical doctor in
the past 12 months. They were asked what type of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed it. 96% said they were given a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor recommended
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Close to 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were advised.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Minster Chiropractic Center deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Schedule your Minster chiropractic
appointment now. Back pain - be it new or
old, sudden or lingering – may well find relief in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Minster Chiropractic Center.