Guidelines for back pain care endorse non-surgical care treatments like spinal manipulation. So who delivers non-surgical care? A new study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) So true! Chiropractors like your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor at New Hampshire Spine and Sport accept that responsibility. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor helps Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and enhance their quality of life.
New Back Pain Care Guidelines
The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment of patients whose back pain and/or leg pain just started 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 chiropractic care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults received chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why do not more patients seek chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines drawn up by groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call for non-surgical approaches 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. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where do these patients with low back pain and leg pain 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractor proposes a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what motivates a visit to a chiropractor like your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds right for New Hampshire Spine and Sport, too. Our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at New Hampshire Spine and Sport as back and neck pain relief specialists!) Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to check in with a chiropractor in the past year. 23% of the chiropractic patients also received 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is ready to share care! New Hampshire Spine and Sport is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician as necessary.
Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all with you and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief as called for by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our mutual Southern New Hampshire back pain patient or neck pain patient.