How well do you understand your spine and what it requires?
Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie,
Medicare)? New Roads Chiropractic Center prides itself on knowing the
spine of each of our New Roads chiropractic patients. Your New Roads
chiropractor assesses your low back when there is
low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when you have
leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic
(and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your
spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer does not.
The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide
the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for
your spine while your New Roads 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 doesn’t tell the whole
story about back pain. In one study that compared
self-reported low back pain to data collected by
health groups that track low back pain via billing codes
and such discovered that these two groups
do not 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 varied
in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1)
New Roads Chiropractic Center knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back
pain patients like you.
YOUR BACK PAIN
In a study that specifically examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective
patient angle and the objective testing angle found
that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in
this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients who
filled out questionnaires and doctors doing
objective tests. These findings led the researchers to note
that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is
valuable in the whole general picture of the
patient’s condition and care. (2) Your New Roads chiropractor factors
in this evidence to take care of your spine.
Your New Roads chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at
New Roads Chiropractic Center. An interesting study of chiropractic
students revealed how with
each year of learning they became
less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school,
your chiropractor is prepared to take care of New Roads
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 prevent
unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one such non-drug
pain management offering. In a study 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 use chiropractic are found
to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back
surgeries a year later, less opioid-associated
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 more satisfaction. (5) These aren’t
bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 relieving
treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.
Schedule a non-surgical New Roads
chiropractic care visit with New Roads Chiropractic Center. Know that
New Roads Chiropractic Center knows New Roads back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.