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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care emphasize non-surgical care treatments like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A new study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your San Jose chiropractor at McMurray Chiropractic Solutions embrace that role. Your San Jose chiropractor helps San Jose back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain advocates patient education (including a talk about treatment outcome), exercise (advice to keep active) and manual therapy, not routine imaging, targeted treatment, extraforaminal glucocorticoid injection, paracetamol, NSAIDs and opioids. (2) Chiropractic offers all three!

Who Sees a Chiropractor? 

24% of US adults pursue chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults obtained chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not more patients get chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines drawn up by groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call for non-surgical approaches like spinal manipulation. (3) Even the physical therapists are upset! “Although therapies delivered by PTs are promoted as a first-line treatment for low back pain, PT referral rates remain low.” Only 10.1% of primary care provider visits for low back pain ended with a physical therapy referral. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where do these patients with low back pain and leg pain go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your San Jose chiropractor offers a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what prompts a visit to a chiropractor like your San Jose chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for McMurray Chiropractic Solutions, too. Our San Jose chiropractic patients view us as the San Jose back and neck pain specialists!)  Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to check in with a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also had a prescription for their back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your San Jose chiropractor is ready to share care! McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all on your side and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the latest back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our shared San Jose back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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