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 (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 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 likely 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 shared Fort Wayne back pain
patient or neck pain patient.