Guidelines for back pain care
emphasize non-surgical care methods
like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A new
study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the
largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So
true! Chiropractors like your Buffalo, NY chiropractor at The Novelli Wellness Center
relish that role. Your Buffalo, NY
chiropractor assists Buffalo, NY back pain and neck pain
patients be alleviated of the pain and improve
their quality of life.
New Back Pain Care Guidelines
The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment
of patients whose back pain and/or leg
pain just started advocates patient education (incorporating
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 seek chiropractic
care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults sought
chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients seek
chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines written by
groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call
for non-surgical methods 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 resulted in a physical therapy referral. If a patient
were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, that percent was even lower. Where
do these low back pain and leg pain
patients 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractor proposes
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what prompts a visit to a
chiropractor like your Buffalo, NY chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for The Novelli Wellness Center,
too. Our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at The Novelli Wellness Center as back
and neck pain relief specialists!) Additionally,
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 received a prescription for their
back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% reported
that having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your
Buffalo, NY chiropractor is excited to combine care! The Novelli Wellness Center is ready to work
as a team with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment
the name of your primary care physician. We are all on your side
and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as
called for by the latest back pain care guidelines and improved
quality of life for you, our shared Buffalo, NY back pain
patient or neck pain patient.