Lakeshore Chiropractic Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role in managing and easing pain that should not be overlooked. Primary care physicians are not very confident in treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the largest prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who treats 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Two Rivers chiropractor at Lakeshore Chiropractic takes care of many pain patients and relieves a good deal of Two Rivers back pain often without opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

These statistics are based on a huge study of 478,981 newly diagnosed, “opiate-naïve” patients who start utilizing opiates for pain relief. (2)

  • 40.4% of pain patients obtained opioid prescriptions for the first time inside the first year of pain but only 4% met the requirement for long-term use.
  • Family practice doctors are the most usual first prescribers of opiates for pain whose risk of prescribing these early in the pain process is 24.4% while those patients then have a 2% risk of long-term, continued opiate use.  
  • Patients who seek care from emergency medicine doctors (43.1%) or urgent care facility (40.8%) are most certainly to be prescribed opiates early in their pain cycle.
  • Patients diagnosed first by a pain management doctor or physical medicine and rehab provider have a higher risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Lakeshore Chiropractic welcomes pain patients to seek Two Rivers chiropractic care first!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) doctor chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least likely physicians to feel confident treating musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Lakeshore Chiropractic confidently use non-drug management and/or co-management with other healthcare personnel for the pain relief and pain control for Two Rivers back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Lakeshore Chiropractic ponders why chiropractors aren’t more immediately thought of in the process for Two Rivers pain relief, particularly Two Rivers back pain relief. Chiropractic services intergrate spinal manipulation (one of the highest recommended forms of care for back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (3)), exercise, and nutrition. What prevents some medical doctors from considering nutrition? A recent article states the reason in its title: “Nutrition: Push For Doctors To Learn Nutrition: Many Graduate Without Training.” It also shares that patients think their medical doctor knows about nutrition. (4) And that’s ok if healthcare professionals collaborated sharing their expertise, acknowledging that each has a role in the care of the pain patient and has the best interest of the patient fundamentally. Chiropractors are well skilled in non-surgical and non-drug care of pain, back pain, and spine pain.

COORDINATING CARE

Recognizing that a healthcare provider’s profession effects his/her treatment recommendations, guidelines for Two Rivers back pain patient care are developed in an attempt to utilize the expertise maximally. Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their recommendation standards so that a patient receives a consistent therapy message with up-to-date treatment guidelines. Activity messages do differ by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in their recommendations of activity; physicians were more aligned with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Lakeshore Chiropractic collaborates with other local Two Rivers healthcare providers for patient care, valuing their expertise and contribution to Two Rivers back pain patients’ return to activities that they like to do.

CONTACT Lakeshore Chiropractic

Schedule a Two Rivers chiropractic appointment with Lakeshore Chiropractic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Two Rivers chiropractor is willing and able to work with fellow Two Rivers healthcare providers and to offer you options on managing your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Two Rivers back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Lakeshore Chiropractic without opioids. 
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