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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role in managing and easing pain that should not be overlooked. Primary care physicians do not feel much confidence treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the largest prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who takes care of 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation treats many pain patients and relieves plenty of Carrolltown back pain often exclusive of opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

The following stats are founded on a huge study of 478,981 freshly diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who begin taking opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients accepted opioid prescriptions initially inside the first year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for long-term use.
  • Family practice doctors are the most usual first prescribers of opiates for pain whose risk of prescribing these early in the pain process is 24.4% while those patients then have a 2% risk of long-term, continued opiate use.  
  • Patients who look for care from emergency medicine doctors (43.1%) or urgent care facility (40.8%) are most certainly to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
  • Patients diagnosed first by a pain management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have a higher risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation welcomes pain patients to seek Carrolltown chiropractic care sooner than later!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) care for chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least probable physicians to feel confident treating musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation confidently use non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Carrolltown back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation wonders why chiropractors aren’t more readily considered in the process for Carrolltown pain relief, particularly Carrolltown back pain relief. Chiropractic services include spinal manipulation (one of the highest recommended forms of care for back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (3)), exercise, and nutrition. What prevents some medical doctors from considering nutrition? A recent article states the reason in its title: “Nutrition: Push For Doctors To Learn Nutrition: Many Graduate Without Training.” It also notes that patients think their medical doctor knows about nutrition. (4) And that’s ok if healthcare professionals coordinated care sharing their expertise, recognizing that each has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best interest of the patient at heart. Chiropractors have expertise in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s profession influences his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Carrolltown back pain patient care are developed to try to apply the expertise maximally. Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their recommendation standards so that a patient receives a consistent therapy message with current treatment guidelines. Activity messages do differ by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in their recommendations of activity; physicians were more consistent with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works with other local Carrolltown healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating their expertise and contribution to Carrolltown back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day more pleasant.

CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Schedule a Carrolltown chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Carrolltown chiropractor is ready and willing to work with fellow Carrolltown healthcare providers and to offer you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Carrolltown back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation without opioids. 
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