Fort Wayne Chiropractic Manipulation for Back Pain Vs Benzodiazepines06/28/2022Back pain comes. Back pain hangs around sporadically. Back pain goes away for while or longer or shorter! Whatever its trajectory, back pain makes itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to go away. The hope of a fast relieving pill is strong. The desire for relief is tenacious. Surgical versus non-surgical, drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods are out there. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers conservative, non-drug, non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain that satisfies! RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE Radicular low back pain – radiating-down-the-leg back pain – is often the most irritating. Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy and benzodiazepine drugs were generally prescribed. They questioned how spinal manipulation influenced the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years of age. The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were significantly less for those undergoing chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did rise a bit as the back pain lingered: 3 months .56, 6 months .61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also questioned whether a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected this. Their sensitivity analysis didn’t have anything to do with the risk. The study concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the odds of a prescription for and affected 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 receive published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is positive news for Fort Wayne back pain sufferers wondering where to go for their back pain: Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc! OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary episode of back pain commonly go to the emergency room for assistance. Opioid prescribing in the ED was reported as not always adhering to clinical guidelines which recommended limited use. In 2016, researchers reported that prescribing opioids so early for uncomplicated acute low back pain multiplied the long-term use of opioids as well as the cost of care part from the fact that there are an assortment of adverse outcomes linked to opioid use. (2) Fort Wayne back pain sufferers who visit Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc find other non-drug care that is recommended for relief of back pain. 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 the recommendations were followed showed some interesting facts. A Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in the past 12 months. They were asked what form of care their medical doctor recommended and if they followed it. 96% said they received 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. Close to 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids, gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were recommended. Follow through on the recommendations by patients varied from 68% for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc deliveres safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and encourages follow through with care. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find relief in recommended spinal manipulation care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. « View All Featured Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."