Guidelines for back pain care
recommend non-surgical care methods
like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A recent
study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the
largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic
embrace that role. Your Oxford
chiropractor assists Oxford back pain and neck pain
patients get relief of the pain and enhance
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 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 sought
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 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 resulted in a physical therapy referral. A patient
with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where
do these patients with low back pain and leg pain go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica?
The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more
and more. (4) Your Oxford chiropractor offers
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what motivates a visit to a
chiropractor like your Oxford chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for Satterwhite Chiropractic,
too. Our Oxford chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at Satterwhite Chiropractic as back
and neck pain relief specialists!) Further,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to visit a chiropractor in the last 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% thought the combined care for their
spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your
Oxford chiropractor is ready to share care! Satterwhite Chiropractic is ready to work
as a team with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Oxford 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 latest back pain care guidelines and improved
quality of life for you, our shared Oxford back pain
patient or neck pain patient.