Back pain comes. Back pain lingers
sporadically. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain makes
itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a quick relieving pill is strong. The desire
for relief is tenacious. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are available. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Tonawanda back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is many times the most aggravating.
Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were frequently prescribed.
They analzed how spinal manipulation affected
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly lower for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did go up a
bit as the back pain stuck around: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the odds. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who started
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more likely to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Tonawanda back pain sufferers wondering
where to go for their back pain: Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in this setting was documented
as not always adhering to clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. In 2016, researchers reported that prescribing
opioids so early for uncomplicated acute low
back pain built up the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care part from the fact that
there are a variety of adverse outcomes linked to opioid use. (2) Tonawanda back pain sufferers who
visit Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation find other non-drug
care that is recommended for back pain relief.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. Chiropractors make up
97%-98% of the spinal manipulation providers. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed showed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who sought case from a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what form of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed that care. 96% said they were given a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor advised
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Nearly 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were advised.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients varied from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic
appointment soon. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find relief in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation.