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 La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
welcome that responsibility. Your La Grande
chiropractor assists La Grande back pain and neck pain
patients be alleviated of the pain and improve
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 seek chiropractic
care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults received
chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients get
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 ended with a physical therapy referral. If a patient
were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, that percent was even lower. Where
do these low back pain and leg pain
patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica?
The primary care physicians wrote opioid prescriptions more
and more. (4) Your La Grande 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 La Grande chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC,
too. Our La Grande chiropractic patients see the back pain specialists at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 received a prescription for their
back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% thought having medical and chiropractic care was helpful. (1) Your
La Grande chiropractor is fully open to
combining care! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic visit
today. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all with you
and desire 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 mutual La Grande back pain
patient or neck pain patient.