August 3, 2013 — The number of individuals prescribed painkillers or referred for invasive surgical procedures when treating back pain has increased over time, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
A recent article titled, “Back Pain Treatment Often Not in Line with Guidelines,” claims patients are demanding doctors provide treatment that generates quick relief, such as epidural spinal injections, prescriptions painkillers and surgery, rather than efficiently addressing the problem.
To avoid dangerous consequences associated with prescription painkillers and invasive surgical procedures, doctors and patients must first consider safer, hands-on, alternative treatment methods for back pain relief, such as chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care serves as a non-surgical, drug-free, evidence-based approach that yields quality outcomes and patient satisfaction rates without posing the potential life-threatening consequences so often associated with other options.
For further reference on the positive, wide-ranging claims connected with chiropractic care for patients with low-back pain, please find a list of recent white papers issued by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) below:
- A Safer Approach to Long-term Relief from Back Pain
- Accountable Care Organizations Optimize Outcomes, Cost Savings and Patient Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care
Source: Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, f4cp.org