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See The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR First for Chronic Low Back Pain

When back pain arises (and/or has transitioned into chronic low back pain) so too does the question of which healthcare professional to consult. It is a valid question! Research reports  that the first healthcare provider sets the course for care, cost, and outcome of the back pain flare-up. A new study stated that first-provider chiropractic care was less expensive than care by other first-provider healthcare professionals. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR provides individualized treatment plans for Colorado Springs back pain relief and prevention.

CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN: Contributing and Preventing Factors

Even though chronic low back pain is notably common in older adults, research just hasn’t defined what contributes to it or to its prevention. One analysis of 4 databases of 31,080 older adults uncovered an extensive list of issues that may contribute (from being female, obese, anxious, depressed, having fallen, lifestyle issues like smoking, having weak abdominal muscles, occupational issues like having a job for more than 10 years that necessitated bending/lifting, etc.) and factors that may prevent chronic low back pain (intermediate level of leisure-time physical activity). (1) These researchers, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR, and our patients would like to know more definitively what influences chronic low back pain! Even more wanted is direction on how to handle it.

REFERRALS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE

A survey of US office-based physicians tackled how referrals affected the care of back pain. The participating physicians were queried as to their referrals for certain complementary health approaches like herbs/non-vitamin supplements, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture and mind-body therapies (meditation, guided imagery, progressive relaxation). 60% of the physicians said they advocated these approaches when patients asked for them. More female than male physicians reported using evidence in peer-reviewed journals as reasoning for recommending such approaches. (2) An additional concerning factor for female back pain patients is that they are consistently seen as having higher levels of frailty than men. (3) Frailty is always of concern in our older patients. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is always prepared to share the benefits – perceived by patients and verified by research – of chiropractic and more specifically, Cox® Technic, with interested healthcare providers and spine pain patients.

CHIROPRACTIC RISES TO THE TOP

Another review of 3,799,593 low back pain patients surfaced this past month highlighting how influential the first healthcare provider was in their study on cost and outcome for back pain. Healthcare utilization (imaging, prescriptions, tests, visits, etc.), opioid prescribing, and cost were greater when seeing certain providers first: orthopedist ($9434), acupuncturist ($9205), primary care physician ($5660), and chiropractor ($5093). (4) Consulting which provider first was the least expensive without any detrimental effect on diagnosis or serious illness? The chiropractor! With regards to back pain, neck pain and spine-related pain, Colorado Springs chiropractic care makes sense.

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the good outcome for a lumbar spinal stenosis low back pain sufferer who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management after she had consulted other healthcare professionals.               

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. The question of which healthcare provider to consult arises, think of your Colorado Springs chiropractor!

Colorado Springs chiropractic care like that delivered at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is shown to result in less cost.  
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