Moses Chiropractic Treats Back Pain and Neck Pain Cost and Pain-Reducing Effectively

They say numbers don’t lie. With all the numbers out there about back and neck pain costs and outcomes, we can put that to the test. Moses Chiropractic presents a few of the latest ones that are really interesting and reassuring of our West Palm Beach chiropractic method integrating the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

OPTIONS USED FOR BACK PAIN VS BACK PAIN GUIDELINE RECOMMENDATIONS

Treatment guidelines for back pain are well-established.  Are they put into action? Of 100 million patient healthcare insurance claims, 56,000 experienced persistent low back pain. These patients weren’t surgical candidates and had experienced conventional medical care. Of those 56,000, 60% underwent physical therapy, 50% underwent chiropractic, 26% received steroid injections and 66% used prescribed pain meds (57% opioids, 38% muscle relaxants). Were guidelines followed? Not exactly. At odds with guidelines for low back pain treatment, most patients were prescribed opioids while several non-drug treatments were utilized by only a few. (1) Another report stated that 775,893 general practitioner visits led to 6,904 referrals (just 0.89%) to physiotherapy, a non-pharmacological treatment option for frequently referred problems like low back pain and osteoarthritis. (2) The healthcare costs of these patients were quite large. (1) West Palm Beach back pain treatment costs don’t vary that much.

COSTS OF BACK PAIN CARE

According to a review of Humana insurance claims, the pre-surgical costs of conservative treatment alternatives for cervical spine radiculopathy were only 37.7% of the total non-surgical costs for this condition. Injection costs were the highest, coming in at $988 on average per patient. Other expenses were – in order of cost expenditure - physical therapy ($510), medications (narcotics, gabapentin, NSAIDs), bracing ($193), and chiropractic services ($193). 62% of overall costs for care of cervical radiculopathy went to diagnostic tests and such.  (3) West Palm Beach neck and back pain patients have an experienced chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic.

INTERPROFESSIONAL REFERRAL FOR BACK PAIN CARE

Recent data revealed a 106% rise in the number of physician visits for low back pain and extremity pain that resulted in referral to another physician partially because of ineffective outpatient conservative treatment. The study that discussed this finding concluded with the suggestion that patients who are most likely to need surgery would see a surgeon as their first subspecialty referral visit. Additionally, patients who are less likely to need surgery would meet with a non-surgical spine specialist or primary care physician. (4) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Moses Chiropractic is well-prepared to be the West Palm Beach non-surgical spine specialist this article describes for our West Palm Beach low back pain and neck pain and arm pain and leg pain sufferers!

CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF TREATMENT

Of 609 patients with sciatica and back-related leg pain visiting primary care physicians, only 55% gave an account of ‘improvement’ – just 30% or more reduction in disability - at one year follow-up. (5) Chiropractors using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management seek at least 50% reduction of pain non-surgically in a month. In a 1000 cases study of Cox® Technic treatment outcomes, leg pain radicular patients improved significantly better with Cox® Technic flexion distraction therapy than with physical therapy. (6) In a study of post-surgical continued back pain patients, 81% of them reported greater than 50% relief of pain in 11 visits in 49 days (mean). At two your follow-up, 78.6% of them still had greater than 50% relief of pain. Mean relief of pain was maintained: 71.6% at the end of active care and 70% at 2-year follow-up. (7) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor delivers just such relief and understands when to refer if needed.

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Byron Folwell on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration for reducing post-surgical continued back pain.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon. Don’t let numbers worry you. Let them enlighten your path to pain relief. See you soon!

 
Moses Chiropractic explains the various costs associated with back pain and neck pain care options, both surgical and non-surgical, pharmacological and non-drug.  
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