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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 provides 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) So true! Chiropractors like your Auburn chiropractor at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. accept that role. Your Auburn chiropractor helps Auburn back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and enhance their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started 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 sought chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients get 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. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where do these low back pain and leg pain patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? They received opioid prescriptions more and more. (4) Your Auburn chiropractor offers a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what motivates a visit to a chiropractor like your Auburn chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., too. Our Auburn chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. as back and neck pain relief 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% reported that the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Auburn chiropractor is ready to share care! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic visit today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all with you and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and improved quality of life for you, our shared Auburn back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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