See Moses Chiropractic First for Chronic Low Back Pain

When back pain arises (and/or has transitioned into chronic low back pain) so too does the concern of which healthcare professional to consult. It is a valid question! Research states  that the first healthcare professional establishes the course for care, cost, and outcome of the back pain flare-up. A new study shared that first-provider chiropractic care endedup being less expensive than care by other first-provider healthcare professionals. Moses Chiropractic provides individualized treatment plans for West Palm Beach back pain relief and prevention.

CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN: Contributing and Preventing Factors

Despite the fact that chronic low back pain is so common in older adults, research just has not defined what contributes to it or to its prevention. One review of 4 databases of 31,080 older adults uncovered an extensive list of issues that may contribute (from being female, obese, anxious, depressed, having fallen, lifestyle issues like smoking, having weak abdominal muscles, occupational issues like having a job for longer than 10 years that necessitated bending/lifting, etc.) and issues that may prevent chronic low back pain (intermediate level of leisure-time physical activity). (1) These researchers, Moses Chiropractic, and our patients would like to know more conclusively what affects chronic low back pain! Even more desired is guidance on how to handle it.

REFERRALS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE

A survey of US office-based physicians tackled how referrals affected the care of back pain. The participating physicians were questioned as to their referrals for particular complementary health approaches like herbs/non-vitamin supplements, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture and mind-body therapies (meditation, guided imagery, progressive relaxation). 60% of the physicians stated they endorsed these approaches when patients asked for them. More female than male physicians reported using evidence in peer-reviewed journals as rationale for recommending such approaches. (2) An additional concerning factor for female back pain sufferers is that they are consistently seen as having greater levels of frailty than men. (3) Frailty is always a concern in our older patients. Moses Chiropractic is always ready to discuss the benefits – perceived by patients and verified by research – of chiropractic and more specifically, Cox® Technic, with interested healthcare providers and spine pain sufferers.

CHIROPRACTIC RISES TO THE TOP

Another review of 3,799,593 low back pain patients surfaced this past month highlighting how influential the first healthcare provider was in their study on cost and outcome for back pain. Healthcare utilization (imaging, prescriptions, tests, visits, etc.), opioid prescribing, and cost were greater when seeing certain providers first: orthopedist ($9434), acupuncturist ($9205), primary care physician ($5660), and chiropractor ($5093). (4) Seeing which provider first was the least expensive without any detrimental effect on diagnosis or serious illness? The chiropractor! When it comes to back pain, neck pain and spine-related pain, West Palm Beach chiropractic care makes sense.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the good outcome for a lumbar spinal stenosis low back pain sufferer who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management after she had seen other healthcare professionals.               

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment now. The question of which healthcare provider to see comes up, think of your West Palm Beach chiropractor!

West Palm Beach chiropractic care like that delivered at Moses Chiropractic is shown to result in lower cost.  
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