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Spinal Care Clinic Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it needs? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Spinal Care Clinic prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor assesses your low back when there’s 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 you have thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor strives to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data does not tell the entire story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data collected by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such found that these two groups 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 founded on data differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1) Spinal Care Clinic 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 revealed that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, real input was from people: patients who filled out questionnaires and doctors who filled out 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Spinal Care Clinic. A fascinating study of chiropractic students found that 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 Burlington and Hamilton back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers write today that the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit 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 utilize chiropractic are found to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-associated disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less cost (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.

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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 alleviating treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Make a non-surgical Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care visit with Spinal Care Clinic. Know that Spinal Care Clinic knows Burlington and Hamilton back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Spinal Care Clinic presents how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly. 
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