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 proposes
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.