Back pain comes. Back pain hangs around
sporadically. Back pain goes away for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its trajectory, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to go away.
The hope of a fast fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are out there. Vancouver Disc Centers offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Vancouver back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is many times the most irritating.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were generally prescribed.
They asked how spinal manipulation influenced
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years of age.
The risk of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those undergoing
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did rise a
bit as the back pain stayed: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also questioned whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications changed
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the risk. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who started
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more prone to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Vancouver back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: Vancouver Disc Centers!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was documented
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that prescribing
opioids so early for uncomplicated acute low
back pain built up the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care notwithstanding the fact that
there are a variety of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) Vancouver back pain sufferers finding their way to Vancouver Disc Centers discover other non-drug
care that is recommended for back pain relief.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. Chiropractors make up
97%-98% of the spinal manipulation providers. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed showed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who sought case from a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what type of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed the
recommended care. 96% said they were given a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor recommended
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Close to 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were recommended.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients varied from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Vancouver Disc Centers deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Make your Vancouver chiropractic
appointment soon. Back pain - be it new or
old, sudden or lingering – may well find relief in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Vancouver Disc Centers.