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 the combined care for their
spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – 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 appointment
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.