Guidelines for back pain care
emphasize non-surgical care methods
like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A new
study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the
largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center
embrace that responsibility. Your Baton Rouge
chiropractor helps Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain
patients be alleviated 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 advocates 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 don’t 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 frustrated! “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?
The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor offers
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what prompts a visit to a
chiropractor like your Baton Rouge chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Spine & Sports Rehab Center,
too. Our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at Spine & Sports Rehab Center as back
and neck pain relief specialists!) Additionally,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to consult 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 the combined care for their
spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your
Baton Rouge chiropractor is fully open to
combining care! Spine & Sports Rehab Center is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
the name of your primary care physician. We are all on your side
and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as
called for by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better
quality of life for you, our shared Baton Rouge back pain
patient or neck pain patient.
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