Back pain appears. Back pain hangs around sporadically. Back pain leaves for while or longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to leave. The hope of a fast relieving pill is strong. The desire for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical, drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods are out there. Young Chiropractic offers conservative, non-drug, non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Easley back pain and neck pain that pleases!
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – radiating-down-the-leg back pain – is often the most aggravating. Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy and benzodiazepine drugs were generally prescribed. They asked how spinal manipulation affected the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old. The risk of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were significantly lower for those undergoing chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did go up a bit as the back pain stuck around: 3 months .56, 6 months .61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined 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 concluded 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 apt to receive published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is positive news for Easley back pain sufferers wondering where to go for their back pain: Young Chiropractic!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for help. Opioid prescribing in the ER was reported as not always adhering to clinical guidelines which recommended limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that prescribing opioids so early for uncomplicated acute low back pain multiplied the long-term use of opioids as well as the cost of care part from the fact that there are a variety of adverse outcomes associated with opioid use. (2) Easley back pain sufferers who visit Young Chiropractic find other non-drug care that is recommended for relief of back pain.
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. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations were followed revealed some interesting facts. A Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in the past year. They were asked what type 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 recommended drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical therapy. Close to 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids, gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were recommended. Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68% for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Young Chiropractic deliveres safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Make your Easley chiropractic appointment now. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find relief in recommended spinal manipulation care at Young Chiropractic.