Apple Country Chiropractic Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it requires? Does your doctor? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Apple Country Chiropractic prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Williamson chiropractic patients. Your Williamson chiropractor examines your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when you have neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when there’s 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 provide the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Williamson chiropractor strives to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the whole story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data gathered by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such found 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 based on data differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic 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 found that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out 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 Williamson chiropractor factors in this evidence to take care of your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Williamson chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Apple Country Chiropractic. An interesting study of chiropractic students revealed how 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 prepared to take care of Williamson back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent 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 shown to have higher 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 aren’t 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 describing how non-pharmacological relieving treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Williamson chiropractic care appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic. Know that Apple Country Chiropractic knows Williamson back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Apple Country Chiropractic 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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