surgery is one of the most overused types of surgery as well as the most common
ailment that sends patients to doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists,”
reports Crain’s Detroit Business magazine’s article titled
Health Insurers Look for Ways to Cut Costs with Back Surgery. What a way
to open an article! It goes on:
- $90 billion on low back pain alone annually
- 1.2 million spinal surgeries annually
- $60,000 to $110,000 per lumbar fusion
surgery (the fastest-growing type of surgery in the past 10 years)
back surgery failure rate, the so-called “failed back syndrome” or the more “politically
correct” term “post-surgical continued pain syndrome,” is as high
as 50%. (1) With healthcare spending in the US exceeding $3.5
trillion - $10,739 a person – it is no wonder that insurers look
for another way to cut costs, particularly when one-third
of the money goes to hospital care of chronic illnesses. (2)
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is well-trained and knowledgeable
in offering non-hospital-based care to help Fort Wayne back pain –
chronic and acute – patients find relief of and handle
their back pain – as well as post-surgical continued back pain - non-surgically.
BACK PAIN FACTS
back pain is the foremost cause of years lived with
disability globally. Today, recommendations
for low back pain relief care discourage pain medications, steroid injections
and spine surgery and encourage physical therapy and psychological therapy.
Healthcare systems tend to struggle with
these new approaches. Why? Pharmaceutical companies’ financial
interests, old payment systems that favor medical care, outdated traditions,
and legal, personal, political, and societal beliefs of us all. These views
are presented in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization,
believe it or not. (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic reads this with interest.
light of these facts, it is not hard to believe that
some back pain sufferers will pick back surgery over
non-surgical management of their back pain. “Patients go where
insurance pays, even if it is surgery.” In one study, back pain sufferers made
the choice to visit a primary care physician (PCP) or
physical therapist (PT) or chiropractor initially because of their health plan type, co-payment, and deductible. Modifying
these things to make them more valuable/less expensive/less
restrictive as to provider type could inspire
low back pain sufferers to choose non-hospital, conservative
treatment instead of back surgery. (4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic likes this! Less than 1% of back pain sufferers require back surgery. (5) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is prepared to assist
the remaining 99% of the Fort Wayne back pain
sufferers manage their back pain and adapt their
lifestyles to be with the spine they have and deal with
its episodes of pain and relief.
back pain sufferers are not alone if their back pain returns. It happens. It’s controllable. It’s
manageable. Some data first: Within a year of recovery, 69% of
patients had another episode of back pain of some sort. What
risks prompt a recurrence of back pain? Awkward
postures, long sitting times, and more than 2 prior back pain experiences. (6) It’s ok though. Truly!
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic helps Fort Wayne back pain patients navigate these recurrences and manage them so they do
not limit anyone’s enjoyment of life.
We have a treatment plan!
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
to Dr. Kimble Cater on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson discuss how
he helped an expectant mother with her repeated episodes of back pain. Whether you’re pregnant or not, Fort Wayne chiropractic care at
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic can help you cope with repeated episodes of back
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic for back pain relief. Our care is not overused! The gentle, effective, evidence-based system of
Technic look for 50% relief within 4-6 weeks of care and often delivers
70%, 80%, 90% and more for many of our patients at less cost – in
terms of finances and lifestyle – than back surgery.