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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care endorse non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A new study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR relish that role. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor helps Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started recommends patient education (including a talk about treatment outcome), 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 seek chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults obtained 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 approaches 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what motivates a visit to a chiropractor like your Colorado Springs chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR, too. Our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR as back and neck pain relief specialists!)  Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to consult a chiropractor in the past 12 months. 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% reported that the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is ready to share care! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic visit today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all with you and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as called for by the latest back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our mutual Colorado Springs back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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