Guidelines for back pain care
emphasize 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 Ottawa chiropractor at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
relish that role. Your Ottawa
chiropractor helps Ottawa back pain and neck pain
patients be alleviated of the pain and enhance
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 (incorporating
a discussion about prognosis), 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 drawn up 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. 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?
They received opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Ottawa chiropractor offers
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what motivates a visit to a
chiropractor like your Ottawa chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider,
too. Our Ottawa chiropractic patients view us as the Ottawa
back and neck pain specialists!) Further,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely 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 same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your
Ottawa chiropractor is ready to share care! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is ready to collaborate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment
the name of your primary care physician. We are all on your side
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 Ottawa back pain
patient or neck pain patient.