Moses Chiropractic Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a place in managing and relieving pain that should not be ignored. Primary care physicians do not feel much confidence treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the largest prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic treats many pain patients and eases plenty of West Palm Beach back pain often without opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

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

  • 40.4% of pain patients obtained opioid prescriptions originally inside the first year of pain while 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 first 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.

Moses Chiropractic invites pain patients to seek West Palm Beach chiropractic care sooner than later!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) take care of chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least probable physicians to feel confident treating musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Moses Chiropractic confidently offer non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare personnel for the pain relief and pain control for West Palm Beach back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Moses Chiropractic ponders why chiropractors aren’t more readily thought of in the process for West Palm Beach pain relief, particularly West Palm Beach back pain relief. Chiropractic services intergrate 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 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 shares that patients believe their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that’s ok if healthcare professionals coordinated care sharing their expertise, acknowledging that each has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best interest of the patient at heart. Chiropractors have expertise in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s profession effects his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for West Palm Beach 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 receives a consistent therapy message with up-to-date 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) Moses Chiropractic collaborates with other local West Palm Beach healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating their expertise and involvement in West Palm Beach back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day more pleasant.

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Moses Chiropractic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is willing and able to work with fellow West Palm Beach healthcare providers and to give you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
West Palm Beach back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Moses Chiropractic without opioids. 
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