Back pain appears. Back pain lingers
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 relieving pill is strong. The desire
for relief is unrelenting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are available. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of McHenry back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is often the most irritating.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were frequently prescribed.
They analzed how spinal manipulation affected
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years of age.
The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did rise a
bit as the back pain stuck around: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected
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 began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more likely to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for McHenry back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: OrthoIllinois Chiropractic!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain commonly go to the emergency room for help.
Opioid prescribing in the ER was reported
as not always adhering to clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. In 2016, researchers reported that prescribing
opioids so early for uncomplicated acute low
back pain increased the long-term use of opioids as
well as the cost of care part from the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) McHenry back pain sufferers who
visit OrthoIllinois Chiropractic find 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. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers
were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed showed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people resulted in 545 low back
pain sufferers who went to a medical doctor in
the past 12 months. They were asked what type of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed the
recommended care. 96% said they received 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 advised.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic provides
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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.
Schedule your McHenry chiropractic
appointment today. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic.