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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Back pain care guidelines endorse non-surgical care treatments like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A recent study just came out and said that “Chiropractic is one of the largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Montreal chiropractor at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic relish that role. Your Montreal chiropractor assists Montreal back pain and neck pain patients be alleviated of the pain and improve their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain recommends 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 seek chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines drawn up by groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call for non-surgical approaches like spinal manipulation. (3) Even the physical therapists are frustrated! “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. A patient with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. 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 often. (4) Your Montreal chiropractor offers a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.

Why Patients See a Chiropractor 

But what prompts a visit to a chiropractor like your Montreal chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic, too. Our Montreal chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 year. 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 Montreal chiropractor is fully open to combining care! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Montreal chiropractic visit today. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 latest back pain care guidelines and improved quality of life for you, our shared Montreal back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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