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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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 insurer (ie, Medicare)? Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Carrolltown chiropractic patients. Your Carrolltown chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there is neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when you have leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Unfortunately, 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 Carrolltown chiropractor endeavors to communicate clearly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data does not tell the whole story about back pain. In one 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 groups don’t agree. Self-reported data regarding low back pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data varied in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that specifically looked at 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 led the researchers to observe 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 Carrolltown chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Carrolltown chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. An interesting study of chiropractic students revealed how with each year of education 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 Carrolltown back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report today that the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In an analysis of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are found to have higher 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 expense (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These are not 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 utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Make a non-surgical Carrolltown chiropractic care appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Your Carrolltown chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 
 Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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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