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Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a place in managing and easing pain that shouldn’t be overlooked. Primary care physicians are not very confident in treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Tonawanda chiropractor at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation takes care of many pain patients and eases plenty of Tonawanda back pain often with no opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

The following stats are based on a large study of 478,981 freshly diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who start taking opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients obtained opioid prescriptions originally inside the first year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for long-term use.
  • 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 seek care from emergency medicine doctors (43.1%) or urgent care facility (40.8%) are most likely to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
  • Patients diagnosed initially by a pain management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have an increased risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation welcomes pain patients to seek Tonawanda chiropractic care sooner than later!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) care for chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least likely physicians to feel confident managing musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation confidently use non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Tonawanda back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation ponders why chiropractors aren’t more readily considered in the process for Tonawanda pain relief, especially Tonawanda back pain relief. Chiropractic services include spinal manipulation (one of the top recommended forms of care for back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (3)), exercise, and nutrition. What prevents 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 notes that patients think their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that is fine if healthcare professionals coordinated care along their lines of expertise, recognizing that each has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best interest of the patient at heart. Chiropractors are proficient in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Knowing that a healthcare provider’s profession effects his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Tonawanda back pain patient care are established in an attempt to apply the expertise maximally. 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 differ 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) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation collaborates with other local Tonawanda healthcare providers for patient care, valuing their expertise and contribution to Tonawanda back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day more pleasant.

CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation

Schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Tonawanda chiropractor is ready and willing to work with fellow Tonawanda healthcare providers and to give you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Tonawanda back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation without opioids. 
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