Back pain appears. Back pain hangs around
occasionally. Back pain goes away for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its trajectory, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a fast fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is unrelenting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches
are available. Spinal Care Clinic offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Burlington and Hamilton back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is many times the most irritating.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were frequently prescribed.
They asked how spinal manipulation influenced
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years of age.
The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly lower for those undergoing
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did rise a
bit as the back pain stuck around: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also questioned whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected
this. Their sensitivity analysis didn’t have anything to do with
the risk. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and affected the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who started
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more prone to get
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: Spinal Care Clinic!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in the ER was reported
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that prescribing
opioids so early for uncomplicated acute low
back pain increased the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care part from the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes linked to opioid use. (2) Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers who come to Spinal Care Clinic find other non-drug
care that is recommended for back pain relief.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. Chiropractors make up
97%-98% of the spinal manipulation providers. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed showed some interesting facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who sought case from a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what form of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed it. 96% said they were given a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor advised
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Nearly 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were recommended.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients varied from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Spinal Care Clinic provides
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Make your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment today. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Spinal Care Clinic.