Vancouver Chiropractor Embraces the role of Back Pain Specialist

When I check into a hotel for a conference, the conversation often sounds like this:

Front desk staff: “So what are you here for?”

Me: “I’m a chiropractor from Vancouver attending a meeting.”

Front desk staff: “Oh! My father has the worst back pain and pain down the leg!”

Your Vancouver chiropractor loves this and could converse about back pain and neck pain forever! Vancouver chiropractic patients at Vancouver Spine Care Centre know this for sure. Your Vancouver chiropractor welcomes the reputation as the Vancouver back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so exciting and inviting! Vancouver Spine Care Centre understands back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and isn’t reluctant in the least about letting everyone know in Vancouver.

BEING THE PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONER

You’ve heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup partnered with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that showed that 78% of American adults would rather use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to deal with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults believed physical therapy and chiropractic care as quite effective and safe when compared to pain medications. Aaron Carroll MD writes for the New York Times, and in a blog post called “For Bad Backs, It’s Time to Rethink Biases about Chiropractors,” he stressed how bad the opioid crisis is in the US and that evidence-based non-drug approaches like spinal manipulation are rational options. (1) Chiropractic identity researchers concluded that chiropractic is seen by society as a profession of health care providers who are specialists in spine care as their education, scope of practice, and educational accrediting and testing involve spine care. (2) In one study 61.4% of US adults expressed that chiropractic care successfully relieved neck and back pain. 52.6% thought chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre understands this. Vancouver Spine Care Centre sees that Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients find relieving help with the Vancouver chiropractic care and then count on Vancouver Spine Care Centre to guide them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and improve their health and spine to prevent future adverse health and/or spinal pain conditions.

BENEFITS OF PRIMARY SPINE PRACTITIONERS

Specially educated to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners take on many tasks: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), give evidence-based care like spinal manipulation, manual therapy, rehab/exercise, education about the condition, counseling to help the back pain sufferer accept the condition and its outcome expectations as well as commit to its treatment plan, and organize all phases of care (imaging, injections, surgery if/when needed). (4) It’s a big job with lots of responsibility! It’s precisely the role your Vancouver chiropractor enjoys most! What do Vancouver back pain sufferers wants? Consumers desire access to non-drug therapies delivered by spine care experts like chiropractors initially. Such access helps in several ways. One is increasing the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping deal with the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is reducing the cost of care. (6) Four is potentially reining in the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically state that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is here to do its part to help.

CONTACT YOUR Vancouver SPINE CARE SPECIALIST

Listen to this PODCAST about how a chiropractic back pain specialist trained in Cox Technic helped a patient who doesn’t want back surgery helped him avoid one.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre to investigate the benefit of having the Vancouver back pain specialist caring for your back pain and spine pain without medications in most cases.

 
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