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Encouraging Data on Chiropractic Burlington and Hamilton Back Pain Relief

Data. Data. Data. We human-beings are well studied: our illnesses, our behaviors, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be beneficial to improve care, particularly path for low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when needed. In Burlington and Hamilton Spinal Care Clinic is proficient in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if necessary.

LOW BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT DATA

The global top cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosing the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is key to managing it. One study stated that low back examination tests alone aren’t always helpful when considered alone. (1) That’s  the reason that Spinal Care Clinic connects everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to come up with a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers must go to specialists like spinal surgeons. Even the surgeons value it when patients who need their skill (surgical skills) are sent to them. A recent study highlighted that of 500 cases sent to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals made during the study’s time period were deemed not appropriate. The researchers concluded that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Spinal Care Clinic concurs and is ready to perform that role. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is dedicated to diagnosing and managing low back pain and knows when to refer for specialized treatment like advanced imaging, surgery, etc.

DATA ON CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENT CARE

In the chiropractic realm of healthcare, Care Response is a filled database of info from chiropractic patients around the world. It’s been amassing data for over 10 years about patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients thought was good about their care and what could be improved. The good included clinical outcomes (reduced pain, improved function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and description of the condition and its treatment, professionalism, friendliness, feeling valued as a person, safety, comfort, and punctuality. There is always room for improvement, and patients reported that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted satisfactory outcomes, etc. (3) Spinal Care Clinic tries hard to focus on you during your time at our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic clinic.

CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

As your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor, Spinal Care Clinic strives to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to maximize quality of life for our low back pain patients. The most recent series of questions to assist us in evaluating patients for these outcomes is known as PROMIS that covers function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The bottom line from all the collected data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but did not think they did, (3) didn’t improve significantly but felt they did, (4) did not improve significantly or report feeling better. (4) We strive for the ideal #1 outcome explained above, and we want you to tell us how you feel you are.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief of low back pain in a patient with a disc herniation implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment today. Spinal Care Clinic studies the stats to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our Burlington and Hamilton low back pain patients.

 
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