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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines recommend non-surgical care treatments like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A new 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 Malverne chiropractor at Malverne Health & Wellness accept that role. Your Malverne chiropractor assists Malverne back pain and neck pain patients be alleviated of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started advocates patient education (incorporating 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 obtained chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients get chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines written 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 upset! “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 patients with low back pain and leg pain go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Malverne 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 Malverne chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for Malverne Health & Wellness, too. Our Malverne chiropractic patients view us as the Malverne back and neck pain specialists!)  Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to check in with a chiropractor in the past 12 months. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received 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% reported that having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your Malverne chiropractor is fully open to combining care! Malverne Health & Wellness is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment today. Malverne Health & Wellness will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all on your side and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as called for by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our mutual Malverne back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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