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Vancouver Chiropractor Embraces the role of Back Pain Specialist

When I check into a hotel for a conference, the conversation often sounds like this:

Front desk staff: “So what are you here for?”

Me: “I’m a chiropractor from Vancouver attending a meeting.”

Front desk staff: “Oh! My spouse has the worst back pain and pain down the leg!”

Your Vancouver chiropractor loves this and could converse about back pain and neck pain forever! Vancouver chiropractic patients at Vancouver Disc Centers certainly know this. Your Vancouver chiropractor accepts the reputation as the Vancouver back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so stimulating and inviting! Vancouver Disc Centers understands back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and isn’t reluctant at all about letting everyone know in Vancouver.

BEING THE PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER

You have heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup partnered with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that revealed that 78% of American adults would rather use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to deal with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults considered physical therapy and chiropractic care as very effective and safe when compared to pain medications. Aaron Carroll MD writes for the New York Times, and in a blog post called “For Bad Backs, It’s Time to Rethink Biases about Chiropractors,” he stressed how bad the opioid crisis is in the US and that evidence-based non-drug options like spinal manipulation are rational alternatives. (1) Chiropractic identity researchers wrote that chiropractic is seen by society as a profession of health care providers who are specialists in spine care as their education, scope of practice, and educational accrediting and testing revolve around spine care. (2) In one study 61.4% of US adults believed that chiropractic care was valuable in caring for neck and back pain. 52.6% believed chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers gets this. Vancouver Disc Centers sees that Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients find relieving help with the Vancouver chiropractic care and then count on Vancouver Disc Centers to lead them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and improve their health and spine to prevent future unpleasant health and/or spinal pain conditions.

BENEFITS OF PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONERS

Specially trained to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners play many responsibilities: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), provide evidence-based care like spinal manipulation, manual therapy, rehab/exercise, education about the condition, counseling to help the back pain sufferer accept the condition and its outcome expectations as well as commit to its treatment plan, and organize all facets of care (imaging, injections, surgery if/when needed). (4) It’s an extensive job with lots of responsibility! It’s absolutely the role your Vancouver chiropractor embraces! What do Vancouver back pain sufferers wants? Consumers want access to non-drug therapies supplied by spine care experts like chiropractors initially. This helps in several ways. One is improving the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping address the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is reducing the cost of care. (6) Four is potentially reining in the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically say that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Vancouver Disc Centers is here to do its part to help.

CONTACT YOUR Vancouver SPINE CARE SPECIALIST

Listen to this PODCAST about how a chiropractic back pain specialist trained in Cox Technic helped a patient who does not want back surgery helped him avoid one.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers to investigate the benefit of having the Vancouver back pain specialist taking care of your back pain and spine pain without medications in many cases.

 
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