Back pain appears. Back pain lingers
occasionally. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its course, back pain makes
itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to go away.
The hope of a fast relieving pill is strong. The desire
for relief is tenacious. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches
are out there. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Groton 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 irritating.
Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were generally prescribed.
They analzed how spinal manipulation influenced
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did go up a
bit as the back pain stayed: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications changed
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 affected 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 Groton back pain sufferers wondering
where to go for their back pain: Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain commonly go to the emergency room for help.
Opioid prescribing in the ER was reported
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. In 2016, researchers reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain multiplied 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) Groton back pain sufferers who come to Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office discover 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 revealed some interesting facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what type of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed the
recommended care. 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. Nearly 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were advised.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients varied from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office provides
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Make your Groton chiropractic
appointment now. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office.