Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role
in managing and relieving pain that should not be overlooked.
Primary care physicians are not very confident in treating
musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the largest
prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who takes care of 40% of
pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic
treats many pain patients and eases a great deal of Millville back pain often with
STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN
These statistics are founded
on a huge study of 478,981 freshly diagnosed, “opiate-naïve”
patients who start taking opiates for pain relief. (2)
- 40.4% of pain patients received
opioid prescriptions originally within a year of pain while only 4% met the requirement for
- Family practice doctors are the most usual
first prescribers of opiates for pain whose risk of prescribing these early in
the pain process is 24.4% while those patients then have a 2% risk of long-term,
continued opiate use.
- Patients who look for care from emergency
medicine doctors (43.1%) or urgent care facility (40.8%) are most
certainly to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
- Patients diagnosed initially by a pain
management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have a
higher risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.
Wilson Family Chiropractic invites pain patients to seek
Millville chiropractic care first!
PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN
Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%),
chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) treat
chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least probable
physicians to feel confident treating musculoskeletal and neuropathic
pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Wilson Family Chiropractic confidently use
non-drug management and/or co-management with other providers for the pain relief and pain control for Millville back
CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE
Wilson Family Chiropractic speculates why
chiropractors aren’t more immediately considered
in the process for Millville pain relief, particularly
Millville back pain relief. Chiropractic services include
spinal manipulation (one of the top recommended types
of care for back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of
Physicians (3)), exercise, and nutrition. What stops some
medical doctors from considering nutrition? A recent article states the reason
in its title: “Nutrition: Push For Doctors To Learn Nutrition: Many Graduate
Without Training.” It also shares that patients believe
their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that is fine if
healthcare professionals coordinated care along their
lines of expertise, acknowledging that each
has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best welfare
of the patient at heart. Chiropractors are
proficient in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back
pain, and spine pain.
Knowing that a healthcare provider’s
profession influences his/her treatment recommendations,
guidelines for Millville back pain patient care are developed
in an attempt to apply the expertise fully.
Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their
recommendation standards so that a patient gets a consistent
therapy message with current treatment guidelines. Activity messages
do vary by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in
their recommendations of activity; physicians were more consistent
with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work
activity than physicians. (5) Wilson Family Chiropractic collaborates with other
local Millville healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating
their expertise and contribution to Millville
back pain patients’ return to activities that they like to do.
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
Schedule a Millville chiropractic appointment with
Wilson Family Chiropractic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your
Millville chiropractor is ready and willing to
work with fellow Millville healthcare providers and to offer you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or
alongside opioid drug care.