How well do you know your spine and what it needs?
Does your doctor? Does your insurer (ie,
Medicare)? Moses Chiropractic prides itself on understanding the
spine of each of our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients. Your West Palm Beach
chiropractor examines your low back when there is
low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when there
is 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 knows your
spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t.
The chiropractic profession strives to provide
the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for
your spine while your West Palm Beach chiropractor strives
to communicate openly with your insurer for your best
care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief,
Administrators’ data does not tell the entire
story about back pain. In one study that compared
self-reported low back pain to data collected by
health groups that track low back pain via billing codes
and such discovered that these two groups
do not agree. Self-reported data about low back
pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%).
Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data varied
in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Moses Chiropractic 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 do not correlate well either. At least in
this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients who
filled out questionnaires and doctors who filled out
objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to note
that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is
important in the whole general picture of the
patient’s condition and care. (2) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.
Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at
Moses Chiropractic. A fascinating study of chiropractic
students revealed how with
each year of education they became
less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school,
your chiropractor is prepared to take care of West Palm Beach
back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic
spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report today of
how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent
unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one such non-drug
pain management offering. In an
analysis 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 use chiropractic are found
to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back
surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-linked
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 are not
bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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 West Palm Beach
chiropractic care appointment with Moses Chiropractic. Know that
Moses Chiropractic knows West Palm Beach back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.