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
- 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
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.
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 that they like to do.
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.