How well do you know your spine and what it requires?
Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie,
Medicare)? Back And Neck Care Center prides itself on knowing the
spine of each of our Severna Park chiropractic patients. Your Severna Park
chiropractor assesses your low back when there’s
low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when there
is arm pain, your low back when there’s
leg pain, your thoracic spine when there’s thoracic
(and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your
spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer does not.
The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide
the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for
your spine while your Severna Park chiropractor strives
to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal
care and with you for your best clinical outcome: relief of
Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the whole
story about back pain. In a study that compared
self-reported low back pain to data gathered by
health groups that track low back pain via billing codes
and the like discovered that these two groups
don’t agree. Self-reported data regarding low back
pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%).
Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data differed
in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Back And Neck Care Center knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back
pain patients like you.
YOUR BACK PAIN
In a study that expressly looked
at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective
patient angle and the objective testing angle found
that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in
this comparison, actual input was from people: patients who
filled out questionnaires and doctors who filled out
objective tests. These findings led the researchers to notice
that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is
important in the whole general picture of the
patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Severna Park chiropractor factors
in this evidence to take care of your spine.
Your Severna Park chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at
Back And Neck Care Center. An interesting study of chiropractic
students revealed how with
each year of education they became
less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school,
your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Severna Park
back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic
spine care keeps growing! Researchers report today of
how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent
unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug
pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic
patients filled an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4)
Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are found
to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back
surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-linked
disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities
of daily living and disability over time) at less cost (fewer
medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery
cost) with more satisfaction. (5) These aren’t
bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.
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Listen to this PODCAST
by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they described how non-pharmacological alleviating
treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.
Schedule a non-surgical Severna Park
chiropractic care appointment with Back And Neck Care Center. Know that
Back And Neck Care Center knows Severna Park back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.