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Carrolltown Chiropractor Embraces the role of Back Pain Specialist

When I check into a hotel for a conference, the conversation often goes like this:

Front desk staff: “So what are you here for?”

Me: “I’m a chiropractor from Carrolltown attending a meeting.”

Front desk staff: “Really? My brother has the worst back pain and pain down the leg!”

Your Carrolltown chiropractor loves this and could talk back pain and neck pain forever! Carrolltown chiropractic patients at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation certainly know this. Your Carrolltown chiropractor enjoys the status as the Carrolltown back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so exciting and engaging! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation understands back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and is not shy in the least about telling everyone in Carrolltown.

BEING THE PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER

You have heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup partnered with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that found that 78% of American adults would prefer to use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to cope with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults thought physical therapy and chiropractic care as very effective and safe when compared to pain medications. Aaron Carroll MD writes for the New York Times, and in a blog post called “For Bad Backs, It’s Time to Rethink Biases about Chiropractors,” he stressed how bad the opioid crisis is in the US and that evidence-based non-drug approaches like spinal manipulation are rational options. (1) Chiropractic identity researchers wrote that chiropractic is seen by society as a profession of health care providers who are experts in spine care as their education, scope of practice, and educational accrediting and testing involve spine care. (2) In one study 61.4% of US adults expressed that chiropractic care successfully relieved neck and back pain. 52.6% thought chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation understands this. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation sees that Carrolltown back pain and neck pain patients find relieving help with the Carrolltown chiropractic care and then count on Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to point them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and enhance their health and spine to avert future unpleasant health and/or spinal pain issues.

BENEFITS OF PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONERS

Specially trained to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners play many responsibilities: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), present evidence-based care like spinal manipulation, manual therapy, rehab/exercise, education about the condition, counseling to help the back pain sufferer accept the condition and its outcome expectations as well as commit to its treatment plan, and organize all aspects of care (imaging, injections, surgery if/when needed). (4) It’s an extensive job with plenty of responsibility! It’s truly the role your Carrolltown chiropractor enjoys most! What do Carrolltown back pain sufferers wants? Consumers want access to non-drug therapies provided by spine care experts like chiropractors first. This helps in a few ways. One is improving the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping address the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is reducing the cost of care. (6) Four is potentially reining in the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically state that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to do its part to help.

CONTACT YOUR Carrolltown SPINE CARE SPECIALIST

Listen to this PODCAST about how a chiropractic back pain specialist trained in Cox Technic helped a patient who does not want back surgery helped him avoid one.

Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to investigate the benefit of having the Carrolltown back pain specialist caring for your back pain and spine pain without medications in most cases.

 
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