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.