The opioid epidemic. It’s in
the news. Auburn does not2 escape the opioid issue.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees some Auburn chiropractic patients
with Auburn back pain struggle with opioids that were, at some point, prescribed to assist them in coping with
their back pain and now want to be done with them.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. understands and is prepared to help
Auburn back pain sufferers get relief without opioid
drugs. The effectiveness of opioid drugs for control of Auburn back
pain is doubted while spinal manipulation such as offered at
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is recommended.
WHY OPIOIDS FOR BACK PAIN
Low back pain burdens a
back pain patient’s life. It’s not a surprise
that a back pain sufferer desires a pill to get rid of the pain, a Auburn back surgery to get rid of
the pain’s source now. Sometimes
it is not that simple: the pill may have unwanted
effects or the benefits may not last long
enough; the surgery relief may not last or resulted
in an unexpected result. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. values
the role of drugs for pain relief when necessary, respects
the part back surgery plays in a Auburn back pain
sufferer’s journey toward pain relief and a better quality of life.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. also offers coordinating care to those back
pain relief choices and, for some Auburn back pain
sufferers, back surgery prevention in addition to post-back
surgery rehabilitation and Auburn back pain relief.
OPIOIDS’ ROLE IN BACK PAIN RELIEF
A recent Cochrane data review of randomized clinical trials
on the effectiveness of opioids and other drugs for chronic low back pain concluded that the effectiveness is poor. Opioids’ effects on pain reduction and function improvement
are small to moderate and brief compared to
placebo. The side effects, serious ones for those who use strong opioids for a
long period of time, were usual. (1) Some patients react
better to drug therapies than others. Researchers found it hard to figure
out just how effective drugs like oxycodone and clobazam and imipramine
will be for which chronic low back pain patient. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. understands
the Auburn back pain patient who seeks
for Auburn chiropractic care and establishes the suitable
treatment plan to get some back pain relief.
OPIOIDS AND BACK SURGERY
Patients choose back surgery often for pain
relief or a quick fix that
will stop the need for pain control drugs. Researchers checked
into this idea and reported that many back pain sufferers who were took
opioids before surgery expected that surgery would fix the problem and not have to take opioids anymore. Reality
shows that of 2491 adults who underwent lumbar fusion back surgery, 1045 used
long-term opioids before surgery, and 1094 used opioids after
surgery. Of the pre-operative opioid patients, 77.1% kept
consuming them long-term, 13.8% occasionally, and just 9.1%
discontinued or consumed them short-term subsequently.
34.4% continued with a lower dose, but 44.8% continued
with a higher dose. Of those who didn’t use any
opioids before back surgery, 12.8% became long-term users. What was the end result? What
do patients need to know who are considering Auburn
back surgery as the ultimate answer to their Auburn
back pain? Lumbar fusion back surgery seldom ended the
long-term opioid use and increased the risk of starting their use later. Patient expectations of pain reduction and opioid
use reduction need to be reevaluated. (3)
ALTERNATIVES TO OPIOIDS FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF
Researchers strive to develop guidelines for back pain relief
treatment. These guidelines direct that non-effective treatments
should be avoided
(systemic corticosteroids, TENS, traction,
electrical muscle stim, benozodiazepines, botulinum toxin injection, etc.) and recommend
that clinicians teach and comfort
patients, advise them to stay active and do
self-care. Acute back pain patients can do exercise, manual
therapy, heat, and NSAIDS. Chronic back pain
patients can choose
exercise, yoga, manual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture,
biofeedback, massage, rehabilitation, etc. Radicular back pain patients may do
exercise, spinal manipulation, NSAIDs. (4)
Auburn chiropractic care at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. fits these guidelines.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers a Auburn chiropractic
treatment plan of spinal manipulation with Cox Technic
, exercise, rehab,
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule you Auburn chiropractic appointment now
with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. Opioids aren’t the only option for Auburn back pain relief, particularly Auburn chronic
low back pain. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers optimism for chronic low back
pain relief to Auburn back pain sufferers wishing to avoid or escape the opioid epidemic.