Back pain appears. Back pain lingers
sporadically. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its trajectory, back pain makes
itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a fast relieving pill is strong. The desire
for relief is tenacious. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches
are available. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Fernandina Beach back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – radiating-down-the-leg back pain – is many times the most irritating.
Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were commonly prescribed.
They asked how spinal manipulation influenced
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 receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did rise a
bit as the back pain lingered: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications influenced
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the odds. 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 began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more prone to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: Amelia Chiropractic Clinic!
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 documented
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 multiplied the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care notwithstanding the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes linked to opioid use. (2) Fernandina Beach back pain sufferers finding their way to Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 resulted in 545 low back
pain sufferers who sought case from a medical doctor in
the past 12 months. They were asked what form of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed that care. 96% said they received 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. Nearly 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic
appointment now. Back pain - be it new or
old, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic.