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Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic Offers Options to Opioids for Pain Relief

Opioids. Back Pain. Treatment Options. Chiropractic has a role in managing and easing pain that shouldn’t be overlooked. Primary care physicians aren’t very confident in treating musculoskeletal pain. (1) Family practitioners are the leading prescribers of opioids. (2) Meanwhile, who takes care of 40% of pain patients? Chiropractors! (1) Your Montreal chiropractor at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic takes care of many pain patients and relieves plenty of Montreal back pain often exclusive of opioids.

STATISTICS ON OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

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

  • 40.4% of pain patients obtained opioid prescriptions for the first time within a year of pain while only 4% met the requirement for long-term use.
  • Family practice doctors are the most common 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 an increased risk of long-term opioid use by 6.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic invites pain patients to seek Montreal chiropractic care first!

PHYSICIANS WHO TREAT PAIN

Primary care physicians (52%), pain physicians (2%), chiropractors (40%), acupuncturists (7%) take care of chronic pain patients. Primary care physicians are the least likely physicians to feel confident treating musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. (1) Chiropractors like yours at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic confidently use non-drug management and/or co-management with other providers for the pain relief and pain control for Montreal back pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC’S PLACE IN PAIN CARE

Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic ponders why chiropractors are not more readily thought of in the process for Montreal pain relief, especially Montreal back pain relief. Chiropractic services incorporate spinal manipulation (one of the highest recommended types 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 believe their medical doctor understands nutrition. (4) And that is 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 welfare of the patient at heart. Chiropractors are proficient 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 Montreal back pain patient care are developed to try to use the expertise maximally. Interdisciplinary care challenges differences among professions and their recommendation standards so that a patient receives a consistent therapy message with current treatment guidelines. Activity messages do vary by profession though: nurses were more restrictive in their recommendations of activity; physicians were more consistent with guidelines; physiotherapists recommended much more activity but less work activity than physicians. (5) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic works with other local Montreal healthcare providers for patient care, appreciating their expertise and involvement in Montreal back pain patients’ return to activities of daily living that make each day more pleasant.

CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic

Schedule a Montreal chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic for interdisciplinary care of your pain. Your Montreal chiropractor is ready and willing to work with fellow Montreal healthcare providers and to offer you options on how to manage your back pain beyond and/or alongside opioid drug care.

 
Montreal back pain and chronic pain often find relief at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic without opioids. 
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