Access and concordance. Agreement with the plan and access to the plan. These are the ingredients to optimal outcomes with chiropractic care. In Augusta, access to chiropractic is straightforward. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic invites back pain and neck pain sufferers to share their pain symptoms openly to foster a pain relieving treatment plan to which they can they can agree.
CONCORDANCE IS A BIG KEY TO BEST CLINICAL OUTCOMES
Chiropractic services for neck and back pain have been shown effective as many randomized clinical trials have been completed. Chiropractic services are acknowledged to be as effective for back and neck pain relief. A recent study reports on the satisfaction of patients who either follow the recommended treatment frequency guidelines or do not. Neck pain and back pain patients were said to be “concordant” (5 or more visits within any 2-month time period or at least 12 visits throughout the year) or “discordant” (not having 5 or more visits in a 2-month time period or 12 visits in a year) and their characteristics were documented. Most chiropractic users with diagnosed neck or back pain were said to be “discordant” with treatment frequency guidelines and their healthcare costs for chiropractic care were only $434 versus $2555 for “concordant” patients. Physical function issues influenced the discordant patients’ outcomes. (1) Do not let physical function make you discordant or hold you back from coming to your appointments! Make your visits. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows the treatment plan with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that is most beneficial for your condition. Talk with us about your concerns with the plan. We’ll work together for your Augusta back pain and neck pain relief. In Augusta, you have open access to quality chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.
ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES
Older adults who do not have such access to chiropractic care are known to more frequently utilize some medical services for spine issues. Medicare data of 39,278 chiropractic care recipients who moved geographically from an area with more access to chiropractic care to an area which had less access to revealed that these patients ended up having more visits to primary care physicians for spine issues (an increase of 32.3 visits more annually) and were more likely to undergo spinal surgery (5.5 more surgeries per annum). Financially, this decreased access to chiropractic care for spine issues ended up more expense to Medicare: an extra $114,967 per 1,000 beneficiaries on medical services (amounting to $391 million nationally). (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is open here in Augusta to relieve pain and save money on spine pain relief services.
YOU AND YOUR INPUT MATTER
What you share with your Augusta chiropractor is important to your pain-relieving treatment plan. An Australian study of chiropractors found that chiropractors utilize patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) to guide the treatment plan and gauge the treatment response of lumbar spine pain patients. (3) Tell your Augusta chiropractic honestly how you are feeling. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is listening!
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses what neck pain and back pain patients can expect when treated with the Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction System of Spinal Pain Management to deliver neck and arm pain relief.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. Bring your Augusta spine pain to your local, accessible Augusta chiropractor. Together, we will design the Augusta treatment plan you’ll want to follow!