Back pain care guidelines recommend non-surgical care approaches like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A recent 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 Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic accept that responsibility. Your Easley chiropractor assists Easley back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and enhance their quality of life.
New Back Pain Care Guidelines
The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain advocates 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 don’t more patients seek chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines drawn up 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 resulted in a physical therapy referral. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where do these patients with low back pain and leg pain go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? They received opioid prescriptions more and more. (4) Your Easley 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 Easley chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for Young Chiropractic, too. Our Easley chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at Young Chiropractic as back and neck pain relief specialists!) Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to check in with a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received 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% reported that the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Easley chiropractor is ready to share care! Young Chiropractic is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician as necessary.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. Young Chiropractic 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 most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our shared Easley back pain patient or neck pain patient.