Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care recommend non-surgical care approaches like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A recent study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center welcome that responsibility. Your Minster chiropractor assists Minster back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and enhance their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain advocates patient education (incorporating 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 seek chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults obtained chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not more patients seek 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? They received opioid prescriptions more and more. (4) Your Minster 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 Minster chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Minster Chiropractic Center, too. Our Minster chiropractic patients view us as the Minster back and neck pain specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to visit a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also had 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% thought the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Minster chiropractor is ready to share care! Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Minster chiropractic visit today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all with you and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as called for by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our mutual Minster back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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