Back pain comes. Back pain hangs around
sporadically. Back pain goes away for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its course, back pain makes
itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a quick fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is tenacious. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are available. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is many times the most aggravating.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were commonly prescribed.
They analzed 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 less 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 affected
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the odds. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly reduced the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who started
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more prone to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Colorado Springs back pain sufferers wondering
where to go for their back pain: The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was documented
as not always adhering to clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain built up the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care notwithstanding the fact that
there are a variety of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) Colorado Springs back pain sufferers who
visit The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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. Chiropractors make up
97%-98% of the spinal manipulation providers. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed showed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people resulted in 545 low back
pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what form of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed the
recommended 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 advised.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic
appointment soon. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR.