YOUR CHIROPRACTIC SPINE PAIN PRACTITIONER: Lessen Pain, Decrease Opioid Prescription Fills, Enhance Quality of Life
Chiropractic care is hands-on care valued by clients for its non-pharmacologic and non-surgical foundation. In a healthcare system that is structured for the integration of non-pharmacologic treatment modalities including chiropractic – the Veteran’s Healthcare Administration – usual medical care plus chiropractic care for patients with low back pain was documented as being beneficial. There was a significant difference in the outcomes of usual medical care compared with usual medical care plus chiropractic care in higher quality of life scoring as well as pain-related disability with chiropractic care. (1) In the Medicare system, older beneficiaries with spinal pain who used chiropractic care were at significantly lower risk – 56% lower – of filling an opioid prescription. (2) Since 2011, a novel role to manage spine-related pain, back pain, radiculopathy, etc., was offered, the Primary Spine Practitioner. Incorporating such care into the healthcare system is meant to enhance effectiveness and value of care because high costs and poor outcomes are common in spine care. (3) Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows the spine, the conservative care of its pain, and the value of collaborating with other healthcare practitioners to get you the pain relief we all want for you! Your Augusta chiropractor is your hands-on spine pain practitioner!
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Borzone on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes back pain relieving care with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that triggered a patient to lessen her intake of pain medication as she felt less and less pain.
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: ADD AT-HOME EXERCISE
Blending efforts, be it between your healthcare providers or between your at-home care and your in-office treatment, is beneficial. In suffering with and seeking relief of back pain or neck pain, combining treatment at the office with exercise at home is helpful. The recent report of such a combination found that four 20-minute sessions of manual therapy and exercise plus an at-home exercise program was more effective than without manual therapy for neck pain sufferers. Their range of motion got better as did their neck disability and pain intensity. (4) Augusta back pain and neck pain patients report additional benefit when they are involved in their care. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here for support!
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