Back pain appears. Back pain hangs around occasionally. Back pain leaves for while or longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain makes itself an annoyance to its sufferer who just wants it to leave. The hope of a quick relieving pill is strong. The desire for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical, drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods are out there. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers conservative, non-drug, non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Augusta back pain and neck pain that pleases!
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the back pain that radiates down the leg – is many times the most aggravating. Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy and benzodiazepine drugs were commonly prescribed. They analzed how spinal manipulation affected the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years of age. The risk of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were significantly less for those undergoing chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did go up a bit as the back pain stuck around: 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 odds. The study closed by saying 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 started with the chiropractic manipulation path were more likely to receive published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is positive news for Augusta back pain sufferers deliberating where to go for their back pain: Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for help. Opioid prescribing in this setting 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 built up the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care part from the fact that there are a variety of adverse outcomes associated with opioid use. (2) Augusta back pain sufferers who come to Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic discover other non-drug care that is recommended for back pain relief.
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. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations were followed revealed some eye-opening facts. A Gallup poll of 5377 random people resulted in 545 low back pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in the past year. They were asked what type of care their medical doctor recommended and if they followed that care. 96% said they were given 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 advised. Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68% for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic deliveres safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and encourages follow through with care.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment today. Back pain - be it new or old, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in recommended spinal manipulation care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.