Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines recommend non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A recent study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic accept that responsibility. Your Eugene chiropractor assists Eugene back pain and neck pain patients be alleviated of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain 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 do not 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 frustrated! “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. If a patient were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, that percent was even lower. Where do these low back pain and leg pain patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica? The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more and more. (4) Your Eugene chiropractor offers a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what prompts a visit to a chiropractor like your Eugene chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic, too. Our Eugene chiropractic patients view the back pain specialists at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic as back and neck pain relief specialists!)  Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to consult a chiropractor in the last 12 months. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received a prescription for their back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% reported that having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your Eugene chiropractor is fully open to combining care! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic visit today. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all with you and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as called for by the most recent back pain care guidelines and improved quality of life for you, our shared Eugene back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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