How well do you understand your spine and what it requires?
Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie,
Medicare)? Wilson Family Chiropractic prides itself on understanding the
spine of each of our Millville chiropractic patients. Your Millville
chiropractor examines 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 there is thoracic
(and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your
spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer does not.
The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide
the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for
your spine while your Millville chiropractor endeavors
to communicate openly with your insurer for your best
care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief,
Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the entire
story about back pain. In one study comparing
self-reported low back pain to data assembled by
health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes
and the like found that these two sources
don’t agree. Self-reported data about low back
pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%).
Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data varied
in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Wilson Family 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 looked
at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective
patient angle and the objective testing angle revealed
that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in
this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients who
filled out questionnaires and doctors who filled out
objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to observe
that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is
valuable in the overall picture of the
patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Millville chiropractor factors
in this evidence to care for your spine.
Your Millville chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at
Wilson Family Chiropractic. A fascinating study of chiropractic
students revealed how as each year of school passed 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 Millville
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 inhibit
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 utilize chiropractic are found
to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back
surgeries a year 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.
CONTACT Wilson Family 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 alleviating
treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.
Make a non-surgical Millville
chiropractic care visit with Wilson Family Chiropractic. Know that
Wilson Family Chiropractic knows Millville back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.