Chiropractic’s goal is to provide the back pain patient a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain while not avoiding life. That’s also the goal of your Augusta chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It is a partnership involving the Augusta back pain sufferer, the back pain care giver, and even the back pain payer (ie Medicare).
CHIROPRACTIC ENTHUSIASM FOR THE ROLE OF BACK PAIN PROVIDER
Being a chiropractor is amazing! A recent survey found that chiropractors like yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic take pleasure in their profession most as they are capable to reduce pain and increase strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients through a thorough treatment plan. Two of the best features of being a chiropractor were noted as “being trained to diagnose” – the basis for quality care and wanted clinical outcomes! - and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Augusta chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - especially in managing spine pain issues is a big part of daily practice.
EFFECT OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER AVAILABILITY: MD/Surgeon, DC, PCP
Researchers questioned how a community’s healthcare workforce influenced the care of low back pain sufferers. They found that one new spine surgeon added to the number of non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the increase of one primary care physician reduced 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 older adults, and the addition of one chiropractor added 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 mature adults. The researchers state certain limitations in their study as they extracted a specific set of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who reported at least one occurrence of low back pain and relocation) which resulted in 402,372 persons in the analysis set. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability affects how much is spent on each beneficiary. The effect is transformed by provider type and whether the provider availability rises or falls. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly associated with increased spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community reduced spending. (3) In Augusta, back pain sufferers have a partner at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic who can help them with in-office care as well as at-home self-care.
EFFECT OF BACK PAIN PATIENT SELF CARE
Medicine is realizing that the one who is really at the core of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person dealing with pain and chronic disorder. When back pain happens to be the chronic issue, the low back pain patient self-manages most of the time anyway and wants suggestions regarding how best to do that: when to seek more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to manage pain (behavioral changes to contain and prevent pain), and how to be assured of their independent pain management’s effectiveness. These all take guidance from clinicians along the lines of education about the condition and the partnership of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Augusta back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic need to work on how each views back pain management to best help the patient!
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and successfully eases back pain due to spinal stenosis and assists the patient in his own self-care routine to manage and stop another episode of back pain.
Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today. In conjunction with delivering relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic attempts to offer our Augusta spine pain patients a sense of control over their situation.