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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines endorse non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A recent study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic welcome that responsibility. Your Millville chiropractor assists Millville 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 (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 seek chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults got chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients get 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 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 ended with a physical therapy referral. If a patient were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, that percent was even lower. 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 Millville 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 Millville chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Wilson Family Chiropractic, too. Our Millville chiropractic patients see us as the Millville back and neck pain specialists!)  Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to check in with a chiropractor in the last 12 months. 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 Millville chiropractor is fully open to combining care! Wilson Family Chiropractic is ready to collaborate with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Millville chiropractic visit today. Wilson Family Chiropractic will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all with you and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our mutual Millville back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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