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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care endorse non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A recent study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc relish that role. Your Largo chiropractor helps Largo back pain and neck pain patients get relief 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 recommends 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 seek out chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults obtained chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients seek 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 ended with a physical therapy referral. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. 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 Largo chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what prompts a visit to a chiropractor like your Largo chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Hollstrom & Associates Inc, too. Our Largo chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at Hollstrom & Associates Inc as back and neck pain relief specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to visit a chiropractor in the past 12 months. 23% of the chiropractic patients also had a prescription for their back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Largo chiropractor is fully open to combining care! Hollstrom & Associates Inc is ready to collaborate with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Largo chiropractic visit today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all on your side and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our shared Largo back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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