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 based
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
- 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
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 fundamentally. Chiropractors have expertise in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back
pain, and spine pain.
Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s
profession effects 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
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.