Encouraging Data on Chiropractic Augusta Back Pain Relief

February 08, 2024

Data. Data. Data. We human-beings are well researched: our illnesses, our behaviors, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be quite helpful in improving care, particularly flow of low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when needed. In Augusta Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is experienced in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if needed.

LOW BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT DATA

The worldwide leading cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosing the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is key to managing it. A new study commented that low back examination tests alone aren’t always useful on their own. (1) That is  why Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic connects everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to come up with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers need to go to specialists like spine surgeons. Even the surgeons value it when patients who need their skill (surgical skills) are sent to them. A recent study pointed out that of 500 cases sent to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals done during the study’s time period were deemed inappropriate. The researchers wrote that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic concurs and is prepared to perform that role. Your Augusta chiropractor specializes in the diagnosis and management of low back pain and knows when to refer for specialized treatment like advanced imaging, surgery, etc.

DATA ON CHIROPRACTIC BACK PAIN PATIENT CARE

In the chiropractic corner of healthcare, Care Response is a filled database of info from chiropractic patients around the world. It has been amassing data for over 10 years regarding patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients thought was good about their care and what could be improved. The good incorporated clinical outcomes (less pain, better function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and explanation of the condition and its treatment, professionalism, friendliness, feeling valued as a person, safety, comfort, and punctuality. There is always room for improvement, and patients commented that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted good outcomes, etc. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic tries hard to focus on you during your time at our Augusta chiropractic office.

CHIROPRACTIC IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

As your Augusta chiropractor, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic works to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to enhance quality of life for our low back pain patients. The most recent series of questions to help evaluate patients for these outcomes is called PROMIS that encompasses function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The bottom line from all the collected data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but didn’t think they did, (3) did not improve significantly but felt they did, (4) did not improve significantly or report feeling better. (4) We strive for the ideal #1 outcome explained above, and we want to know how you feel you are.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief of low back pain in a patient with a disc herniation implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment today. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic studies the data to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our Augusta low back pain patients.

Beneficial Augusta Back Pain Relief Stats