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McHenry 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 McHenry attending a meeting.”

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

Your McHenry chiropractor loves this and could talk back pain and neck pain forever! McHenry chiropractic patients at Spengel Chiropractic certainly know this. Your McHenry chiropractor enjoys the reputation as the McHenry back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so exciting and inviting! Spengel Chiropractic understands back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and is not reticent at all about telling everyone in McHenry.

BEING THE PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER

You’ve heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup partnered with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that found that 78% of American adults would rather use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to cope with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults thought physical therapy and chiropractic care as very effective and safe when compared to pain meds. 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 methods like spinal manipulation are practical 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 expressed that chiropractic care successfully relieved neck and back pain. 52.6% thought chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Spengel Chiropractic gets this. Spengel Chiropractic grasps that McHenry back pain and neck pain patients find relief with the McHenry chiropractic care and then rely on Spengel Chiropractic to guide them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and improve their health and spine to avert future adverse health and/or spinal pain issues.

BENEFITS OF PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONERS

Specially educated to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners play many responsibilities: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), give 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 is a big job with lots of responsibility! It is absolutely the job your McHenry chiropractor enjoys most! What do McHenry back pain sufferers wants? Consumers want access to non-drug therapies supplied by spine care experts like chiropractors first. It benefits in several ways. One is improving the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping deal with the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is lessening the cost of care. (6) Four is potentially reining in the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically state that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Spengel Chiropractic is here to do its part to help.

CONTACT YOUR McHenry 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 McHenry chiropractic appointment with Spengel Chiropractic to look into the benefit of having the McHenry back pain specialist taking care of your back pain and spine pain without medications in most cases.

 
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