Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

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 be alleviated 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 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 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 us as the Fernandina Beach back and neck pain 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 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.

 

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