Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines recommend non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A new study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic welcome that responsibility. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor helps Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and enhance their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started recommends patient education (incorporating 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 seek out chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults got chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients get chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines drawn up by groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call for non-surgical approaches like spinal manipulation. (3) Even the physical therapists are frustrated! “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 and more. (4) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor offers a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what motivates a visit to a chiropractor like your Fort Wayne chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Aaron Chiropractic Clinic, too. Our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients view us as the Fort Wayne back and neck pain specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to consult a chiropractor in the last 12 months. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received 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% reported that the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is ready to share care! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 mutual Fort Wayne back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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