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Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

January 12, 2021

How well do you understand your spine and what it needs? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Augusta chiropractic patients. Your Augusta chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when you have leg pain, your thoracic spine when there’s thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Augusta chiropractor endeavors to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.


Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the entire story about back pain. In one study that compared self-reported low back pain to data assembled by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and the like found that these two groups don’t agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data differed in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.


In a study that specifically looked at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient point of view and the objective testing angle found that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings led the researchers to notice that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Augusta chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.


Your Augusta chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. A fascinating study of chiropractic students revealed how with each year of schooling they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is ready to take care of Augusta back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients filled an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are shown to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year later, less opioid-linked disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less cost (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These are not bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson describing how non-pharmacological relieving treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Make a non-surgical Augusta chiropractic care appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Know that Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows Augusta back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic shares how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly.