Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a place
in managing and easing pain that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Primary care physicians do not
feel much confidence treating
musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading
prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of
pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
treats many pain patients and eases a good deal of Auburn back pain often with
STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN
The following stats are founded
on a huge study of 478,981 recently diagnosed, “opiate-naïve”
patients who start taking opiates for pain relief. (2)
- 40.4% of pain patients accepted
opioid prescriptions for the first time inside
the first year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for
- Family practice doctors are the most common
first prescribers of opiates for pain whose risk of prescribing these early in
the pain process is 24.4% while those patients then have a 2% risk of long-term,
continued opiate use.
- Patients who seek care from emergency
medicine doctors (43.1%) or urgent care facility (40.8%) are most
certainly to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
- Patients diagnosed initially by a pain
management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have an increased risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. invites pain patients to seek
Auburn chiropractic care first!
PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN
Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%),
chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) doctor
chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least likely
physicians to feel confident managing musculoskeletal and neuropathic
pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. confidently offer
non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare
personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Auburn back
CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. speculates why
chiropractors aren’t more immediately thought of
in the process for Auburn pain relief, especially
Auburn back pain relief. Chiropractic services incorporate
spinal manipulation (one of the highest recommended forms
of care for back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of
Physicians (3)), exercise, and nutrition. What stops some
medical doctors from considering nutrition? A recent article states the reason
in its title: “Nutrition: Push For Doctors To Learn Nutrition: Many Graduate
Without Training.” It also shares that patients believe
their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that is ok if
healthcare professionals collaborated sharing their expertise, recognizing that each
has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best interest
of the patient fundamentally. Chiropractors have expertise in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back
pain, and spine pain.
Knowing that a healthcare provider’s
profession influences his/her treatment recommendations,
guidelines for Auburn back pain patient care are established
to try to apply the expertise fully.
Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their
recommendation standards so that a patient gets a consistent
therapy message with current treatment guidelines. Activity messages
do differ by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in
their recommendations of activity; physicians were more in line
with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work
activity than physicians. (5) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. collaborates with other
local Auburn healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating
their expertise and involvement in Auburn
back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day more
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule a Auburn chiropractic appointment with
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your
Auburn chiropractor is ready and willing to
work with fellow Auburn healthcare providers and to share
with you options on managing your back pain beyond and/or
alongside opioid drug care.