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Encouraging Data on Chiropractic Carrolltown Back Pain Relief

Data. Data. Data. We humans are well researched: our illnesses, our habits, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be quite helpful in improving care, particularly path for low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when required. In Carrolltown Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is experienced in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if necessary.


The global top cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosis of the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is key to managing it. A new study commented that low back examination tests alone aren’t always useful when considered alone. (1) That’s  the reason that Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation considers everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to come up with a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers need to go to specialists like spine surgeons. Even the surgeons value it when patients who need their expertise (surgical skills) are sent to them. A recent study pointed out that of 500 cases referred to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals made during the study’s time period were thought to be inappropriate. The researchers concluded that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation concurs and is ready to fill that role. Your Carrolltown chiropractor specializes in the diagnosis and management of low back pain and knows when to refer for specialized treatment like advanced imaging, surgery, etc.


In the chiropractic corner of healthcare, Care Response is a filled database of info from chiropractic patients around the world. It has been collecting data for over 10 years regarding patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients thought was good about their care and what could be improved. The good comprised clinical outcomes (decreased pain, improved function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and explanation of the condition and its treatment, professionalism, friendliness, feeling valued as a person, safety, comfort, and punctuality. There is always room for improvement, and patients shared that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted good outcomes, etc. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation strives to concentrate on you during your time at our Carrolltown chiropractic office.


As your Carrolltown chiropractor, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation works to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to boost quality of life for our low back pain patients. The most recent series of questions to help evaluate patients for these outcomes is known as PROMIS that comprises function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The final word from all the assembled data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but did not think they did, (3) did not improve significantly but felt they did, (4) didn’t improve significantly or report feeling better. (4) We strive for the ideal #1 outcome explained above, and we want you to tell us how you feel you are.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the relief of low back pain in a patient with a disc herniation implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation studies the data to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our Carrolltown low back pain patients.

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