Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care recommend non-surgical care treatments like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A recent 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic accept that responsibility. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor helps West Palm Beach back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started advocates patient education (including 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 do not more patients get chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines drawn up by groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call for non-surgical methods like spinal manipulation. (3) Even the physical therapists are frustrated! “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. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where do these low back pain and leg pain patients 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor offers a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what prompts a visit to a chiropractor like your West Palm Beach chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Moses Chiropractic, too. Our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at Moses Chiropractic as back and neck pain relief specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to consult 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 issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is excited to combine care! Moses Chiropractic is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic visit today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all with you and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and improved quality of life for you, our mutual West Palm Beach back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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