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Painful Spines Respond to Non-Surgical Care like Chiropractic

Guidelines for back pain care endorse non-surgical care methods 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) So true! Chiropractors like your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre welcome that responsibility. Your Toronto chiropractor assists Toronto back pain and neck pain patients get relief of the pain and enhance their quality of life.

New Back Pain Care Guidelines 

The newest guideline for non-surgical treatment for recent onset back and/or leg pain advocates patient education (including 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 pursue 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 written 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 upset! “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 Toronto 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 Toronto chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, too. Our Toronto chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre as back and neck pain relief specialists!)  Additionally, adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more prone to check in with a chiropractor in the past 12 months. 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 the combined care for their spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your Toronto chiropractor is excited to combine care! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is ready to work as a team with your primary care physician as necessary.

Schedule your Toronto chiropractic visit today. Share the name of your primary care physician. We are all on your side and desire the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better quality of life for you, our shared Toronto back pain patient or neck pain patient.

 

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