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Millville Chiropractic Healthy News - March 2018

 

CHOOSING WISELY (1) – WHAT TO DO ABOUT BACK PAIN

Every profession is establishing recommendations for practitioners to adhere to when providing health care in hopes of opening conversations between patients and their healthcare providers and among healthcare providers themselves. Your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic is always ready for such a conversation about Millville back pain. Back pain is a huge health issue upsetting 80% of us in Millville at some point in life. Back pain is dealt with by many kinds of physicians in many kinds of professional societies. Their societal recommendations are related concerning imaging (Don’t perform within the first 6 weeks of pain except if there are “red flags.”), testing non-surgical care before imaging and/or referring for back surgery, and progressing the patient care from passive to active care. More precisely, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recommends not ordering repeat epidural steroid injections without checking for the reaction to the latter one and not prescribing opioid drugs for acute disabling low back pain without evaluation and a trial of other alternatives. (2) The American Chiropractic Association recommends not doing repeat imaging to monitor progress of care, not getting spinal imaging for acute low back pain in the first 6 weeks of pain unless there are red flags, and avoiding long term use of passive care but instead shift the patient to active care. (3) The American College of Emergency Room Physicians recommends sidestepping lumbar spine imaging in non-traumatic back pain except if there are severe or progressive neurological deficits or a suspicion of an underlying condition. (4) The American College of Physicians recommends not ordering imaging studies in patients with non-specific low back pain. (5) The North American Spine Society recommends not suggesting bed rest for more than 48 hours for low back pain, not ordering EMG studies to establish the cause of spine pain, and not doing advanced spinal imaging (ex MRI) within the first six weeks of non-specific acute low back pain with no red flags. (6) The Danish Health Authority recommends not referring patients for back surgery for a lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy unless the severe and debilitating back pain continues for 12 weeks regardless of non-surgical treatment. (7) It’s up to you, the Millville back pain patient or concerned loved one, to choose wisely the path of care for back pain relief. Use these professions’ recommendations for back pain care to guide a conversation with your Millville chiropractor, your Millville back pain specialist, at Wilson Family Chiropractic as you decide on the type of care appropriate for your Millville back pain relief.

Listen to this PODCAST from the Back Doctors' Podcast series about two cases of back pain helped with Cox Technic, one with imaging and all sorts of care and the second case without any imaging studies.

 
 

TIP OF THE MONTH: Try Non-Surgical Interventions for Millville Back Pain

Common Millville non-surgical interventions for Millville back pain relief are pain medications, exercise, manual manipulation, massage, and heat/ice. (8, 9) Included in the top non-surgical interventions to try before Millville back surgery is spinal manipulation (10) of which 90% (11) is delivered by chiropractors. The Cox Technic System of Spine Carespinal manipulation with exercise, nutrition and passive care for pain and inflammation reduction with more active care emphasis as pain reduces – fits Choosing Wisely recommendations as it seeks 50% relief of pain within 30 days of care (which is more than the 30% or greater improvement in self-reported pain and function sought by medicine [12]) before advanced imaging or surgical referral without red flags. Bring your Millville back pain to your Millville chiropractor’s office! Make it your first Millville back pain relief healthcare stop!

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