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Malverne Health & Wellness Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role in managing and relieving pain that should not be overlooked. Primary care physicians do not feel much confidence treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who takes care of 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Malverne chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness treats many pain patients and relieves plenty of Malverne back pain often without opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

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

  • 40.4% of pain patients obtained opioid prescriptions initially within a 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 look for 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 first 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.

Malverne Health & Wellness welcomes pain patients to seek Malverne chiropractic care sooner than later!

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 Malverne Health & Wellness confidently offer non-drug management and/or co-management with other providers for the pain relief and pain control for Malverne back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Malverne Health & Wellness wonders why chiropractors are not more readily considered in the process for Malverne pain relief, particularly Malverne back pain relief. Chiropractic services intergrate 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 notes that patients think their medical doctor knows about nutrition. (4) And that is ok if healthcare professionals collaborated sharing their expertise, recognizing that each offers value in the care of the pain patient and has the best interest of the patient fundamentally. Chiropractors are well skilled in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Knowing that a healthcare provider’s profession influences his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Malverne back pain patient care are developed 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 aligned with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Malverne Health & Wellness works with other local Malverne healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating their expertise and contribution to Malverne back pain patients’ return to activities that they like to do.

CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness

Schedule a Malverne chiropractic appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Malverne chiropractor is ready and willing to work with fellow Malverne healthcare providers and to share with you options on managing your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Malverne back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Malverne Health & Wellness without opioids. 
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