surgery is one of the most overused types of surgery as well as the most common
ailment that sends patients to doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists,”
reports Crain’s Detroit Business magazine’s article called
Health Insurers Look for Ways to Cut Costs with Back Surgery. What a way
to start an article! It goes on:
- $90 billion on low back pain alone a year
- 1.2 million spinal surgeries a
- $60,000 to $110,000 per lumbar fusion
surgery (the fastest-growing type of surgery in the past 10 years)
back surgery failure rate, the so-called “failed back syndrome” or the more “politically
correct” term “post-surgical continued pain syndrome,” is as high
as 50%. (1) With healthcare spending in the US over $3.5
trillion - $10,739 a person – it is no wonder that insurers look
for another way to cut costs, especially when one-third
of the money is spent for hospital care of chronic illnesses. (2)
New Roads Chiropractic Center is well-equipped and confident
in offering non-hospital-based care to help New Roads back pain –
chronic and acute – patients get relief of and handle
their back pain – and post-surgical continued back pain - non-surgically.
BACK PAIN FACTS
back pain is the foremost cause of years lived with
disability globally. Today, guidelines
for low back pain relief care discourage pain medications, steroid injections
and spine surgery and encourage physical therapy and psychological therapy.
Healthcare systems tend to struggle with
these novel approaches. Why? Pharmaceutical companies’ financial
interests, old payment systems that favor medical care, outdated traditions,
and legal, personal, political, and societal beliefs of us all. These notions
are shared in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization,
believe it or not. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center reads this with interest.
Considering these facts, it’s not hard to believe that
some back pain sufferers will decide on back surgery over
non-surgical care of their back pain. “Patients go where
insurance pays, even if it is surgery.” In one study, back pain sufferers chose to visit a primary care physician (PCP) or
physical therapist (PT) or chiropractor initially based
on their health plan type, co-payment, and deductible. Modifying
these factors to make them more valuable/less expensive/less
restrictive as to provider type might well encourage
low back pain sufferers to choose non-hospital, conservative
treatment instead of back surgery. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center is
all for this! Less than 1% of back pain sufferers must
have back surgery. (5) New Roads Chiropractic Center is prepared to help
the remaining 99% of the New Roads back pain
sufferers cope with their back pain and adapt their
lifestyles to be with the spine they have and cope with
its episodes of pain and relief.
back pain sufferers are not alone if their back pain comes
back. It happens. It’s controllable. It’s
manageable. Some facts first: Within a year of recovery, 69% of
patients experienced another episode of back pain of some sort. Awkward
postures, long sitting times, and more than 2 prior back pain experiences trigger
the risk of back pain recurrence. (6) It is ok though. Really!
New Roads Chiropractic Center helps New Roads back pain patients find their
way through these recurrences and deal with them so they don’t limit anyone’s enjoyment of life.
We have a treatment plan!
New Roads Chiropractic Center
to Dr. Kimble Cater on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson discuss how
he helped an expectant mother with her repeated episodes of back pain. Whether you’re pregnant or not, New Roads chiropractic care at
New Roads Chiropractic Center can help you cope with repeated episodes of back
Schedule a New Roads chiropractic appointment at
New Roads Chiropractic Center for back pain relief. Our care is not overused! The gentle, effective, evidence-based system of
Technic seeks 50% relief within 4-6 weeks of care and often delivers
70%, 80%, 90% and more for many of our patients at less cost – in
terms of finances and lifestyle – than back surgery.