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Spinal Care Clinic Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

Chiropractic’s goal is to provide the back pain patient a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain while not avoiding life. That’s also the goal of your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It’s a partnership involving the Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferer, the back pain care giver, and even the back pain payer (ie Medicare).

CHIROPRACTIC ENTHUSIASM FOR THE ROLE OF BACK PAIN PROVIDER

Being a chiropractor is the best! A new survey found that chiropractors like yours at Spinal Care Clinic relish their profession most because they are able to reduce pain as well as build strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients via a comprehensive treatment plan. Two of the best features of being a chiropractor were reported as “being trained to diagnose”the basis for quality care and desirable clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - especially in managing spine pain issues is a highlight of daily practice.

EFFECT OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER AVAILABILITY: MD/Surgeon, DC, PCP

Researchers questioned how a community’s healthcare workforce influenced the care of low back pain sufferers. They found that one new spine surgeon added to the number of non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the increase of one primary care physician decreased 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 older adults, and the addition of one chiropractor increased 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 elder adults. The researchers acknowledge certain limitations in their study as they pulled a specific group of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one occurrence of low back pain and relocation) which resulted in 402,372 persons in the study. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability influences how much is expended on each beneficiary. The effect is transformed by provider type and whether the provider availability rises or falls. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly linked with increased spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community decreased spending. (3) In Burlington and Hamilton, back pain sufferers have a partner at Spinal Care Clinic who can help them with in-office care as well as at-home self-care.

EFFECT OF BACK PAIN PATIENT SELF CARE

Medicine is realizing that the one who is truly at the center of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person experiencing pain and chronic disorder. When back pain is the chronic issue, the low back pain patient self-manages much of the time anyway and wants suggestions regarding how best to do that: when to seek more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to handle pain (behavioral changes to handle and prevent pain), and how to be confident in managing their pain independently. These all take support from clinicians regarding education about the condition and the partnership of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Burlington and Hamilton back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic must communicate how each views back pain management to most advantageously help the patient!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and effectively relieves back pain due to spinal stenosis and assists the patient in his own self-care routine to manage and stop another episode of back pain.

Make your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic today. Along with delivering relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Spinal Care Clinic attempts to offer our Burlington and Hamilton spine pain patients a sense of control over their pain. 

 
Spinal Care Clinic encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it does not mange them. 
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