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
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.