Back pain comes. Back pain lingers
occasionally. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a quick fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive methods
are out there. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of West Des Moines 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 aggravating.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were generally prescribed.
They analzed how spinal manipulation influenced
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The risk of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those receiving
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The odds did rise a
bit as the back pain stuck around: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected
this. Their sensitivity analysis didn’t have anything to do with
the odds. The study closed by saying that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly decreased the
odds of a prescription for and affected the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more prone to receive
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for West Des Moines back pain sufferers wondering
where to go for their back pain: Executive Chiropractic of Iowa!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, preliminary
episode of back pain often go to the emergency room for help.
Opioid prescribing in this setting was documented
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. In 2016, researchers reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain multiplied the long-term use of opioids as
well as the cost of care part from the fact that
there are an assortment of adverse outcomes linked to opioid use. (2) West Des Moines back pain sufferers who come to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa discover other non-drug
care that is recommended for relief of back pain.
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. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers
were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed revealed some interesting facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people resulted in 545 low back
pain sufferers who went to a medical doctor in
the past 12 months. They were asked what type of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed that care. 96% said they received a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor recommended
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Nearly 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa provides
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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.
Make your West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment today. Back pain - be it acute or chronic, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.