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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it needs? Does your doctor? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor assesses your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there’s arm pain, your low back when there is 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 strives to deliver the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Colorado Springs chiropractor strives to communicate clearly with your insurer for your best care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of pain.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the whole story about back pain. In a study comparing self-reported low back pain to data collected by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and the like discovered that these two sources 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 based on data varied in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 point of view and the objective testing angle revealed that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients who filled 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 important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor factors in this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. A fascinating study of chiropractic students revealed how as each year of school passed they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Colorado Springs back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write today that the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent 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 filled an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are shown to have better clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months 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 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic care appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Know that The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows Colorado Springs back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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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