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 whenever possible.
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.