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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines recommend non-surgical care treatments 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) Yes! Chiropractors like your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic embrace that responsibility. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor assists Burlington and Hamilton back pain and neck pain patients be alleviated of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started recommends 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 pursue 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 written 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. If a patient were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, that percent was even lower. Where do these low back pain and leg pain patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? They received opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what inspires a visit to a chiropractor like your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Spinal Care Clinic, too. Our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients see us as the Burlington and Hamilton back and neck pain specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to visit a chiropractor in the last year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also had a prescription for their back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is fully open to combining care! Spinal Care Clinic is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment today. Spinal Care Clinic will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all with you and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as called for by the most recent back pain care guidelines and improved quality of life for you, our mutual Burlington and Hamilton back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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