Back And Neck Care Center Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

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 pain.

YOUR INSURER

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 CHIROPRACTOR

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 as each year of school passed 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.

 
 Back And Neck Care Center shares how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly. 
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