Pflugerville Wellness Center Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it requires? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Pflugerville Wellness Center prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Pflugerville chiropractic patients. Your Pflugerville chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when you have neck pain, your neck when there’s 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 knows your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession endeavors to deliver the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your Pflugerville chiropractor strives to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the whole story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data gathered by health groups that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two sources don’t agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, authentic input was from people: patients who filled 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 important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Pflugerville chiropractor uses this evidence to take care of your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Pflugerville chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Pflugerville Wellness Center. A fascinating study of chiropractic students revealed how 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 Pflugerville back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit 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-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 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 describing how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Pflugerville chiropractic care visit with Pflugerville Wellness Center. Know that Pflugerville Wellness Center knows Pflugerville back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Pflugerville Wellness Center presents 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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