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Coordinated Augusta Chiropractic and GP Care of Back Pain

April 05, 2022

So, you desire back pain relief to return and enjoy life like “normal”? Back pain sufferers get that! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows this, too, and works closely with our Augusta back pain patients and their other healthcare providers to return to “normal,” enjoying life again.


A new study noted how general practitioners refer to Danish chiropractors. Chiropractic clinics that have more than one chiropractor and with diagnostic ultrasound obtained more referrals. 31% of all new patients - 2.5 referrals per week - in chiropractic practices came via general practitioner referral. Chiropractors who referred more patients to general practitioners also were referred more patients. Those who shared that they had expertise in geriatric care and had more new patients per week got more referrals, too. (1) These findings emphasize the significance of interprofessional interaction which your Augusta chiropractor embraces! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic works with local Augusta healthcare colleagues in all ways to help our shared back and neck pain patients in getting relief and reclaiming their quality of life.


Quality of life is often a reflection of how well we feel, especially as we age. A report of Medicare recipients who used spinal manipulation (SMT) and/or were prescribed drug therapy (PDT) for their chronic low back pain was quite revealing. Those who got spinal manipulation were more likely to be very satisfied with their care: 84% for SMT versus 50% for PDT. Those who got spinal manipulation documented their health-related quality of life scores significantly higher than those with prescription drug therapy: 12.85 for SMT vs 9.92 for PDT. Regarding the level of concern over the care they were receiving, SMT patients receiving chiropractic care reported a lower degree of concern than the PDT patient getting prescription therapy. (2) Our goal at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is to lower our Augusta back pain patients’ concern over their pain condition and its care by doing a thorough examination, explaining well what the condition is along with its expected care outcomes, and performing gentle, relieving care for back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain relief.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of a painful disc herniation after a car accident which often entails multiple providers.

Make your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. Back pain relief is a result of a well-coordinated team effort among us all – pain patient, chiropractic healthcare professional, and other healthcare professionals. We are in. Are you?

Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic coordinates care of chronic low back pain with any local healthcare providers to help our patients!