Chiropractic. Back Pain. Neck Pain. They just go together.
Chiropractic is renowned for its care of neck pain and back pain. What do you
think? Well, Dr. Gary Stefanick confidently welcomes these conditions to its
New York chiropractic practice, confident that relief and control of
back pain and neck pain are within reach of most New York sufferers.
And the researchers agree.
A recent Gallup Panel study of 5422 people who shared their
impressions of chiropractic revealed positive views of chiropractic care (as
Dr. Gary Stefanick would expect!). 61.4% of them believe that chiropractic care is
effective for neck pain and back pain relief. 52.6% view chiropractors as
trustworthy. 24.2% thought chiropractic care was dangerous, but not those who are
more likely to see a chiropractor. (1) Interesting statistics! Further, when
more chiropractors are in an area, the use and positive view of chiropractic
care is higher. (1) In New York, Dr. Gary Stefanick is
confident that our community views chiropractic care positively!
And with good reason. Chiropractors use evidence based
clinical practice guidelines to prevent low back pain misdiagnosis or missing
diagnosis. (2) Chiropractors don’t offer drugs as a first line of care. (Placebo is equally effective to opiod drugs
like naproxen with cyclobenzaprine andoxycodone/acetaminophen for acute low
back pain that was non-traumatic and non-radicular that has lasted less than 2
weeks. (3) ) Chiropractors reduce the risk of getting advanced imaging studies and
surgeon visits. (When it comes to low back pain care, many healthcare providers
may be involved in the decision making process and treatment plan. The provider
chosen for entry into care seems to predict future healthcare utilization and
cost. 55% go to a primary care
physician, 28% to a chiropractor, 11% to a physiatrist, and 6.4% to a physical
therapist. Seeing a chiropractor first is found to reduce the risk for advanced
imaging and a surgeon visit. (4) ) And chiropractors may help improve spinal
surgery outcomes for patients who undergo such for spinal stenosis. (Improving
motion and physical ability before lumbar spinal stenosis surgery may reduce complications
with moving after the surgery. (5 ) ) Aren’t these good benefits of seeing the
local New York back pain specialist at Dr. Gary Stefanick?
So include your New York chiropractor in your
spine related health decision making treatment. Being a back pain specialist is our goal. Back pain and neck pain and
New York chiropractic care go together at Dr. Gary Stefanick. Contact
Dr. Gary Stefanick today to schedule your appointment!
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