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 taking 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
- 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
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.
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
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.