How well do you know your spine and what it requires?
Does your physician? Does your insurance provider (ie,
Medicare)? Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation prides itself on understanding the
spine of each of our Tonawanda chiropractic patients. Your Tonawanda
chiropractor examines your low back when there is
low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when you have
leg pain, your thoracic spine when there is thoracic
(and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your
spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer does not.
The chiropractic profession strives to deliver
the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for
your spine while your Tonawanda chiropractor endeavors
to communicate openly with your insurer for your best
care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief,
Administrators’ data does not tell the whole
story about back pain. In one study that compared
self-reported low back pain to data assembled by
health groups that track low back pain via billing codes
and the like discovered that these two sources
don’t agree. Self-reported data about low back
pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%).
Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed
in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back
pain patients like you.
YOUR BACK PAIN
In a study that specifically looked
at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective
patient point of view and the objective testing angle revealed
that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in
this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors doing
objective tests. These findings led the researchers to observe
that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is
valuable in the overall picture of the
patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Tonawanda chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.
Your Tonawanda chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. A fascinating 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 ready to take care of Tonawanda
back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic
spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write today that the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit
unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug
pain management offering. In an
analysis of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic
patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4)
Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are shown
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 expense (fewer
medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery
cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These are not
bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson describing how non-pharmacological relieving
treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.
Make a non-surgical Tonawanda
chiropractic care appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. Know that
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows Tonawanda back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.