Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Helps Back Pain Patients Manage Their Back Pain

Chiropractic’s goal is to provide the back pain patient a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain while not avoiding life. That’s also the goal of your Baton Rouge chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It is a partnership involving the Baton Rouge back pain sufferer, the back pain care giver, and even the back pain payer (ie Medicare).

CHIROPRACTIC ENTHUSIASM FOR THE ROLE OF BACK PAIN PROVIDER

Being a chiropractor is amazing! A new survey found that chiropractors like yours at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation relish their profession most as they are able to decrease pain and build strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients via an inclusive treatment plan. Two of the top features of being a chiropractor were reported as “being trained to diagnose”the foundation for quality care and wanted clinical outcomes! -  and “being able to transform peoples’ quality of life.” (1) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor agrees! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - particularly in managing spine pain issues is a highlight of daily practice.

EFFECT OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER AVAILABILITY: MD/Surgeon, DC, PCP

Researchers wondered how a community’s healthcare workforce influenced the care of low back pain sufferers. They discovered that one new spine surgeon added to the number of non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the addition of one primary care physician reduced 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 mature adults, and the addition of one chiropractor added 18.7 conservative care episodes and subtracted 3.6 non-conservative care episodes per 1000 mature adults. The researchers acknowledge certain limitations in their study as they pulled a certain set of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one occurrence of low back pain and relocation) which resulted in 402,372 persons in the analysis set. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability influences how much is spent on each beneficiary. The effect is transformed by provider type and whether the provider availability increases or decreases. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly associated with higher spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community reduced spending. (3) In Baton Rouge, back pain sufferers have a partner at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation who can help them with in-office care in addition to at-home self-care.

EFFECT OF BACK PAIN PATIENT SELF CARE

Medicine is realizing that the one who is truly at the core of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person experiencing pain and chronic disorder. When back pain happens to be the chronic issue, the low back pain sufferer self-manages most of the time anyway and needs suggestions regarding how best to do that: when to seek more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to handle pain (behavioral changes to handle and prevent pain), and how to be confident in managing their pain independently. These all take support from clinicians regarding education about the condition and the partnership of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Baton Rouge back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation need to work on how each views back pain management to most advantageously reduce the pain!

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and effectively relieves back pain due to spinal stenosis and supports the patient in his own self-care practice to manage and prevent back pain.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation soon. Along with providing relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation strives to offer our Baton Rouge spine pain patients a sense of control over their situation. 

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages back pain sufferers to manage their back pain so it does not mange them. 
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