How well do you know your spine and what it requires?
Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie,
Medicare)? Layden Chiropractic prides itself on knowing the
spine of each of our Plainville chiropractic patients. Your Plainville
chiropractor examines your low back when there’s
low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when there
is arm pain, your low back when there’s
leg pain, your thoracic spine when there’s thoracic
(and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your
spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t.
The chiropractic profession endeavors to deliver
the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for
your spine while your Plainville chiropractor endeavors
to communicate clearly 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 comparing
self-reported low back pain to data assembled by
health groups that track low back pain via billing codes
and such discovered that these two groups
do not 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 a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Layden Chiropractic knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back
pain patients like you.
YOUR BACK PAIN
In a study that expressly examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective
patient point of view and the objective testing angle revealed
that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in
this comparison, real input was from people: patients who
filled out questionnaires and doctors doing
objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to notice
that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is
important in the overall picture of the
patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Plainville chiropractor uses this evidence to take care of your spine.
Your Plainville chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at
Layden Chiropractic. An interesting study of chiropractic
students revealed how with
each year of learning the students became
less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school,
your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Plainville
back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic
spine care keeps growing! Researchers report 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 an
analysis 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 shown
to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back
surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-linked
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 higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These are not
bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.
Make a non-surgical Plainville
chiropractic care appointment with Layden Chiropractic. Your Plainville chiropractor knows
your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back
pain or leg pain.