Back pain care guidelines
emphasize non-surgical care methods
like spinal manipulation. So who provides 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
welcome that role. Your Fernandina Beach
chiropractor assists Fernandina Beach back pain and neck pain
patients get relief of the pain and improve
their quality of life.
New Back Pain Care Guidelines
The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment
for recent onset back and/or leg pain 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 got
chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not 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 upset! “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. 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
and more. (4) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor proposes
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what prompts a visit to a
chiropractor like your Fernandina Beach chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Amelia Chiropractic Clinic,
too. Our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 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 issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your
Fernandina Beach chiropractor is fully open to
combining care! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit
today. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all on your side
and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as
called for by the latest back pain care guidelines and improved
quality of life for you, our shared Fernandina Beach back pain
patient or neck pain patient.