How well do you know your spine and what it needs?
Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie,
Medicare)? Chiropractic Solutions prides itself on understanding the
spine of each of our San Jose chiropractic patients. Your San Jose
chiropractor assesses your low back when there is
low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there
is 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. Sadly, 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 San Jose chiropractor strives
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 that compared
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 several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Chiropractic Solutions knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back
pain patients like you.
YOUR BACK PAIN
In a study that expressly looked
at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective
patient point of view and the objective testing angle found
that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in
this comparison, actual input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors doing
objective tests. These findings led the researchers to observe
that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is
important in the whole general picture of the
patient’s condition and care. (2) Your San Jose chiropractor factors
in this evidence to care for your spine.
Your San Jose chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at
Chiropractic Solutions. A fascinating study of chiropractic
students revealed how with
each year of schooling the students became
less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school,
your chiropractor is ready to take care of San Jose
back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic
spine care keeps growing! Researchers write today of
how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent
unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of 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 higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back
surgeries a year 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 more satisfaction. (5) These aren’t
bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Listen to this PODCAST
by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson describing how non-pharmacological relieving
treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.
Make a non-surgical San Jose
chiropractic care visit with Chiropractic Solutions. Know that
Chiropractic Solutions knows San Jose back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.