Back pain comes. Back pain hangs around
occasionally. Back pain goes away for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain makes
itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a quick fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are available. Chiropractic Solutions offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of San Jose back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – radiating-down-the-leg back pain – is often the most aggravating.
Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were frequently prescribed.
They asked how spinal manipulation influenced
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did go up a
bit as the back pain stuck around: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also questioned whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications influenced
this. Their sensitivity analysis did not have anything to do with
the risk. The study concluded that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and affected the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who started
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more apt to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for San Jose back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: Chiropractic Solutions!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial
episode of back pain commonly go to the emergency room for help.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was documented
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 built up 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) San Jose back pain sufferers finding their way to Chiropractic Solutions find other non-drug
care that is recommended for relief of back pain.
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 revealed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who visited 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 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. Nearly 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were recommended.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Chiropractic Solutions deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 San Jose chiropractic
appointment soon. Back pain - be it new or
old, sudden or lingering – may well find relief in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Chiropractic Solutions.