How well do you know your spine and what it requires?
Does your physician? Does your insurance provider (ie,
Medicare)? Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. prides itself on understanding the
spine of each of our Auburn chiropractic patients. Your Auburn
chiropractor examines your low back when there is
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 does not.
The chiropractic profession strives to provide
the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for
your spine while your Auburn chiropractor endeavors
to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal
care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief,
Administrators’ data does not tell the whole
story about back pain. In a study that compared
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 sources
do not agree. Self-reported data regarding low back
pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%).
Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed
in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 found
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 who filled out
objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to notice
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 Auburn chiropractor factors
in this evidence to take care of your spine.
Your Auburn chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. A fascinating study of chiropractic
students found that 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 prepared to take care of Auburn
back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic
spine care keeps growing! Researchers write 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 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 use chiropractic are found
to have better 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 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 alleviating
treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.
Make a non-surgical Auburn
chiropractic care appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. Know that
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows Auburn back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.