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See Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. First for Chronic Low Back Pain

When back pain arises (and/or has turned into chronic low back pain) so too does the concern of which healthcare professional to see. It is a valid question! Research states  that the first healthcare professional establishes the course for care, cost, and outcome of the back pain episode. A new study stated that first-provider chiropractic care endedup being less expensive than care by other first-provider healthcare professionals. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. provides individualized treatment plans for Auburn back pain relief and prevention.

CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN: Contributing and Preventing Factors

Despite the fact that chronic low back pain is notably common in older adults, research just hasn’t described what contributes to it or to its prevention. One review of 4 databases of 31,080 older adults exposed an extensive list of factors that may contribute (from being female, obese, anxious, depressed, having had falls in the past, lifestyle issues like smoking, having weak abdominal muscles, occupational issues like having a job for longer than 10 years that necessitated bending/lifting, etc.) and factors that may prevent chronic low back pain (intermediate level of leisure-time physical activity). (1) These researchers, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C., and our patients would like to know more conclusively what influences chronic low back pain! Even more wanted is guidance on how to manage it.


A survey of US office-based physicians tackled how referrals affected the care of back pain. The participants were questioned as to their referrals for certain complementary health approaches like herbs/non-vitamin supplements, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture and mind-body therapies (meditation, guided imagery, progressive relaxation). 60% of the physicians reported they advocated these approaches when patients asked for them. More female than male physicians related using evidence in peer-reviewed journals as reasoning for recommending such approaches. (2) An additional troubling factor for female back pain patients is that they are consistently noted as having greater levels of frailty than men. (3) Frailty is always of concern in our older patients. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is always ready to discuss the benefits – perceived by patients and verified by research – of chiropractic and more specifically, Cox® Technic, with interested healthcare physicians and spine pain sufferers.


Another review of 3,799,593 low back pain patients appeared this past month highlighting how influential the first healthcare provider was in their study on cost and outcome for back pain. Healthcare utilization (imaging, prescriptions, tests, visits, etc.), opioid prescribing, and cost were higher when seeing certain providers first: orthopedist ($9434), acupuncturist ($9205), primary care physician ($5660), and chiropractor ($5093). (4) Consulting which provider first resulted in the lowest cost of care without any delay in diagnosis or serious illness? The chiropractor! With regards to back pain, neck pain and spine-related pain, Auburn chiropractic care makes sense.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the good outcome for a lumbar spinal stenosis low back pain sufferer who got relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management after she had seen other healthcare providers.               

Schedule your Auburn chiropractic appointment soon. The question of which healthcare professional to consult arises, remember your Auburn chiropractor!

Auburn chiropractic care like that delivered at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is shown to result in lower cost.  
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