Aaron Chiropractic Clinic Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role in managing and relieving pain that shouldn’t be ignored. Primary care physicians are not very confident in treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the largest prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic takes care of many pain patients and eases a good deal of Fort Wayne back pain often without opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

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

  • 40.4% of pain patients obtained opioid prescriptions initially within a year of pain while 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 initially by a pain management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have an increased risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic welcomes pain patients to seek Fort Wayne chiropractic care sooner than later!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) treat chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least probable physicians to feel confident managing musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic confidently offer non-drug management and/or co-management with other providers for the pain relief and pain control for Fort Wayne back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Aaron Chiropractic Clinic wonders why chiropractors aren’t more immediately thought of in the process for Fort Wayne pain relief, particularly Fort Wayne back pain relief. Chiropractic services include spinal manipulation (one of the top 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 collaborated along their lines of 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 are proficient in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Knowing that a healthcare provider’s profession effects his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Fort Wayne back pain patient care are developed to try to apply the expertise fully. Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their recommendation standards so that a patient gets 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) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic collaborates with other local Fort Wayne healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating their expertise and contribution to Fort Wayne back pain patients’ return to activities that they like to do.

CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is willing and able to work with fellow Fort Wayne healthcare providers and to offer you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Fort Wayne back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic without opioids. 
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