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Watertown Chiropractor Embraces the role of Back Pain Specialist

When I check into a hotel for a conference, the conversation often sounds like this:

Front desk staff: “So what are you here for?”

Me: “I’m a chiropractor from Watertown attending a meeting.”

Front desk staff: “Oh! I have this pain down my leg…”

Your Watertown chiropractor loves this and could converse about back pain and neck pain all day long! Watertown chiropractic patients at Watertown Wellness Center certainly know this. Your Watertown chiropractor welcomes the reputation as the Watertown back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so stimulating and inviting! Watertown Wellness Center understands back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and is not shy in the least about letting everyone know in Watertown.

BEING THE PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER

You have heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup partnered with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that showed that 78% of American adults would prefer to use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to cope with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults considered physical therapy and chiropractic care as very effective and safe when compared to pain meds. Aaron Carroll MD writes for the New York Times, and in a blog post called “For Bad Backs, It’s Time to Rethink Biases about Chiropractors,” he stressed how bad the opioid crisis is in the US and that evidence-based non-drug methods like spinal manipulation are reasonable alternatives. (1) Chiropractic identity researchers concluded that chiropractic is seen by society as a profession of health care providers who are specialists in spine care as their education, scope of practice, and educational accrediting and testing involve spine care. (2) In one study 61.4% of US adults expressed that chiropractic care successfully relieved neck and back pain. 52.6% thought chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Watertown Wellness Center understands this. Watertown Wellness Center grasps that Watertown back pain and neck pain patients find relief with the Watertown chiropractic care and then count on Watertown Wellness Center to lead them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and improve their health and spine to avert future adverse health and/or spinal pain conditions.

BENEFITS OF PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONERS

Specially trained to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners play many responsibilities: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), give evidence-based care like spinal manipulation, manual therapy, rehab/exercise, education about the condition, counseling to help the back pain sufferer accept the condition and its outcome expectations as well as commit to its treatment plan, and organize all facets of care (imaging, injections, surgery if/when needed). (4) It’s a big job with plenty of responsibility! It’s absolutely the job your Watertown chiropractor enjoys most! What do Watertown back pain sufferers wants? Consumers want access to non-drug therapies supplied by spine care experts like chiropractors first. This helps in several ways. One is improving the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping address the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is reducing the cost of care. (6) Four is potentially curbing the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically say that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Watertown Wellness Center is here to do its share to help.

CONTACT YOUR Watertown SPINE CARE SPECIALIST

Listen to this PODCAST about how a chiropractic back pain specialist trained in Cox Technic helped a patient who doesn’t want back surgery helped him avoid one.

Schedule your next Watertown chiropractic appointment with Watertown Wellness Center to explore the benefit of having the Watertown back pain specialist caring for your back pain and spine pain without medications in many cases.

 
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