Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it needs? Does your doctor? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Pensacola chiropractic patients. Your Pensacola chiropractor examines your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when there’s arm pain, your low back when there’s leg pain, your thoracic spine when there’s thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Unfortunately, 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 Pensacola chiropractor endeavors to communicate clearly with your insurer for your best care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data does not tell the whole story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data gathered by health groups that track low back pain via billing codes and the like found that these two groups don’t agree. Self-reported data regarding low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that specifically examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle revealed that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients who filled out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings led the researchers to notice that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is important in the overall picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Pensacola chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Pensacola chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. A fascinating study of chiropractic students found that with each year of schooling the students became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is ready to take care of Pensacola back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers write today that the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one such 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 higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-associated 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 more satisfaction. (5) These aren’t 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 alleviating treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Pensacola chiropractic care visit with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. Your Pensacola chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 
 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center presents 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. 
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