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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines emphasize non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A new study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation relish that responsibility. Your Carrolltown chiropractor assists Carrolltown back pain and neck pain patients be alleviated of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started advocates 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 pursue chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults got chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not more patients get chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines written 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 upset! “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 ended with a physical therapy referral. If a patient were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, that percent was even lower. Where do these low back pain and leg pain patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? They received opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Carrolltown chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what motivates a visit to a chiropractor like your Carrolltown chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, too. Our Carrolltown chiropractic patients view us as the Carrolltown back and neck pain specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to visit a chiropractor in the past 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 same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Carrolltown chiropractor is excited to combine care! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will reach out to 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 Carrolltown back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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