Buffalo, NY Chiropractic Manipulation for Back Pain Vs Benzodiazepines

Back pain appears. Back pain lingers sporadically. Back pain goes away for while or longer or shorter! Whatever its course, back pain makes itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to go away. The hope of a quick relieving pill is strong. The desire for relief is tenacious. Surgical versus non-surgical, drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches are available. Disc Centers Of America offers conservative, non-drug, non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Buffalo, NY back pain and neck pain that satisfies!

RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE

Radicular low back pain – the back pain that radiates down the leg – is often the most annoying. Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy and benzodiazepine drugs were commonly prescribed. They analzed how spinal manipulation affected 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 lower for those receiving chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk 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 concluded 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 apt to get published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is positive news for Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers wondering where to go for their back pain: Disc Centers Of America!

OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN

Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for help. Opioid prescribing in this setting was documented as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low back pain increased the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care part from the fact that there are an assortment of adverse outcomes associated with opioid use. (2) Buffalo, NY back pain sufferers who come to Disc Centers Of America 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 these recommendations were followed revealed some interesting facts. A Gallup poll of 5377 random people resulted in 545 low back pain sufferers who sought case from a medical doctor in the past year. They were asked what form of care their medical doctor recommended and if they followed it. 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 advised. Follow through on the recommendations by patients varied from 68% for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Disc Centers Of America deliveres safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and encourages follow through with care.

CONTACT Disc Centers Of America

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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment now. Back pain - be it new or old, sudden or lingering – may well find relief in recommended spinal manipulation care at Disc Centers Of America.

Disc Centers Of America delivers recommended spinal manipulation which may help reduce the need for benzodiazepines. 
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