Back 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
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.