Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines recommend non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who provides 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation accept that responsibility. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor assists Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients be alleviated of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain recommends 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 got chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not more patients seek 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 resulted in 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 Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation, too. Our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients see us as the Baton Rouge back and neck pain specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to consult a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also had 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor is ready to share care! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all on your side and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as called for by the latest back pain care guidelines and improved quality of life for you, our shared Baton Rouge back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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