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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines recommend non-surgical care methods like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A new study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Watertown chiropractor at Watertown Wellness Center embrace that responsibility. Your Watertown chiropractor assists Watertown 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 advocates patient education (incorporating 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 get 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 upset! “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. 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 and more. (4) Your Watertown 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 Watertown chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Watertown Wellness Center, too. Our Watertown chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at Watertown Wellness Center as back and neck pain relief specialists!)  Further, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to check in with 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% reported that having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your Watertown chiropractor is fully open to combining care! Watertown Wellness Center is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.

Schedule your Watertown chiropractic visit today. Watertown Wellness Center will reach out to 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 improved quality of life for you, our mutual Watertown back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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