Back pain comes. Back pain lingers
sporadically. Back pain goes away for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its trajectory, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to go away.
The hope of a fast fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is unrelenting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches
are available. Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is often the most annoying.
Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were generally prescribed.
They asked how spinal manipulation affected
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 undergoing
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did rise a
bit as the back pain lingered: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also questioned whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the risk. The study concluded that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more apt to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Baton Rouge back pain sufferers wondering
where to go for their back pain: Spine & Sports Rehab Center!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for help.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was reported
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain increased the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care part from the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) Baton Rouge back pain sufferers finding their way to Spine & Sports Rehab Center discover other non-drug
care that is recommended for back pain relief.
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 gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in
the past 12 months. They were asked what form of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed it. 96% said they were given 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. Close to 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) Spine & Sports Rehab Center deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
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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 Baton Rouge chiropractic
appointment now. Back pain - be it new or
old, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center.