Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it requires? Does your physician? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Amelia Chiropractic Clinic prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when there’s leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession endeavors to deliver the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Fernandina Beach chiropractor endeavors to communicate openly with your insurer for your best care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data does not tell the whole story about back pain. In a 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 do not agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Amelia 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 specifically examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle found that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, real input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors doing objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to observe that while these two sources don’t correlate well, each is valuable in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor factors in this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. A fascinating study of chiropractic students found that as each year of school passed the students became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Fernandina Beach back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers write today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In a study 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 higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year later, less opioid-associated 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 higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These aren’t bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they described 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic care visit with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. Know that Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows Fernandina Beach back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly. 
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