Back pain appears. Back pain hangs around
occasionally. Back pain leaves for while or
longer or shorter! Whatever its path, back pain annoys its sufferer who just wants it to leave.
The hope of a quick fixing pill is strong. The desire
for relief is lasting. Surgical versus non-surgical,
drug versus non-drug, conservative versus more invasive approaches
are available. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers conservative, non-drug,
non-surgical, chiropractic care for the relief of La Grande back pain and neck pain
RADICULAR BACK PAIN CARE
Radicular low back pain – radiating-down-the-leg back pain – is often the most annoying.
Researchers observed that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy
and benzodiazepine drugs were generally prescribed.
They analzed how spinal manipulation affected
the use of the benzodiazepine drugs in patients aged 18-49 years old.
The odds of receiving a prescription for a benzodiazepine were
significantly less for those undergoing
chiropractic spinal manipulation. The risk did rise a
bit as the back pain lingered: 3 months .56, 6 months
.61, and 12 months .67. The researchers also examined whether
a patient’s preference to avoid prescription medications affected
this. Their sensitivity analysis didn’t have anything to do with
the odds. The study concluded that
chiropractic spinal manipulation care significantly reduced the
odds of a prescription for and influenced the use of
benzodiazepine for radicular low back pain. The patients in the study who began
with the chiropractic manipulation path were more prone to get
published guideline-directed care for benzodiazepine prescription. (1) This is
positive news for La Grande back pain sufferers deliberating
where to go for their back pain: Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC!
OPIOID PRESCRIPTION FOR BACK PAIN
Back pain sufferers with acute onset, initial
episode of back pain commonly go to the emergency room for assistance.
Opioid prescribing in the ED was documented
as not always following clinical guidelines which recommended
limited use. Researchers back in 2016 reported that such early opioid prescribing for uncomplicated acute low
back pain increased the long-term use of opioids and the cost of care notwithstanding the fact that
there are a variety of adverse outcomes associated
with opioid use. (2) La Grande back pain sufferers finding their way to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC discover other non-drug
care that is recommended for back pain relief.
RECOMMENDED BACK PAIN TREATMENT OPTIONS
The American College of Physicians published recommendations
for care of low back pain in 2009. (3) Spinal manipulation was a recommended
first-line treatment for low back pain in adults. 97%-98% of spinal manipulation providers
were chiropractors. (4) A 2021 follow-up report on whether the recommendations
were followed revealed some eye-opening facts. A
Gallup poll of 5377 random people resulted in 545 low back
pain sufferers who visited a medical doctor in
the past year. They were asked what type of care
their medical doctor recommended and if they followed it. 96% said they received a recommendation
of one or more pain treatments. 81% said their medical doctor recommended
drug and non-drug therapies. 76% - NSAIDs and acetaminophen. 79% - self-care
treatments. 37% - massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. 60% - physical
therapy. Nearly 66% said prescriptions (benzodiazepine, opioids,
gabapentin, Neurontin, cortisone injections) were recommended.
Follow through on the recommendations by patients ranged from 68%
for acupuncture to 94% for NSAIDs. (5) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC deliveres
safe, gentle spinal manipulation as recommended by the guidelines and
encourages follow through with care.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief with The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for low back pain patients.
Make your La Grande chiropractic
appointment now. Back pain - be it new or
old, sudden or lingering – may well find its match in
recommended spinal manipulation care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC.