Back pain appears. Back pain lingers
sporadically. Back pain goes away for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a fast fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches
are available. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of Ashburn back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – the
back pain that radiates down the leg – is many times the most annoying.
Researchers noted that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were frequently prescribed.
They analzed how spinal manipulation affected
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly lower for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did rise a
bit as the back pain lingered: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications influenced
this. Their sensitivity analysis didn’t have anything to do with
the risk. The study concluded that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly reduced 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 get
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for Ashburn back pain sufferers wondering
where to go for their back pain: Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial
episode of back pain commonly go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was reported
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. In 2016, researchers reported that prescribing
opioids so early for uncomplicated acute low
back pain increased the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care part from the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) Ashburn back pain sufferers who
visit Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn find 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. Chiropractors make up
97%-98% of the spinal manipulation providers. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed showed some interesting facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people gave rise to 545 low back
pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in
the past 12 months. They were asked what form of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed the
recommended care. 96% said they received a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor advised
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 varied from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn provides
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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 Ashburn chiropractic
appointment soon. Back pain - be it new or
old, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn.