How well do you understand your spine and what it needs?
Does your doctor? Does your insurance provider (ie,
Medicare)? Aaron Chiropractic Clinic prides itself on understanding the
spine of each of our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients. Your Fort Wayne
chiropractor assesses your low back when there is
low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when you have 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. Sadly, sometimes your insurer does not.
The chiropractic profession strives to deliver
the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for
your spine while your Fort Wayne chiropractor endeavors
to communicate clearly with your insurer for your best
care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief,
Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the entire
story about back pain. In one study comparing
self-reported low back pain to data assembled by
health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes
and the like discovered that these two sources
don’t agree. Self-reported data regarding low back
pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%).
Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data varied
in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back
pain patients like you.
YOUR BACK PAIN
In a study that expressly 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 filling out questionnaires and doctors doing
objective tests. These findings led the researchers to notice
that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is
valuable in the whole general picture of the
patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor uses this evidence to take care of your spine.
Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. A fascinating study of chiropractic
students revealed how with
each year of learning they became
less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school,
your chiropractor is ready to take care of Fort Wayne
back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic
spine care keeps growing! Researchers report today that the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit
unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug
pain management offering. In an
analysis of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic
patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4)
Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are found
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 expense (fewer
medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery
cost) with more satisfaction. (5) These are not
bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
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 using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.
Make a non-surgical Fort Wayne
chiropractic care visit with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. Know that
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows Fort Wayne back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.