Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it needs? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor examines your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there is arm pain, your low back when there’s leg pain, your thoracic spine when there is thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession endeavors to deliver the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Baton Rouge chiropractor endeavors to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal 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 that compared self-reported low back pain to data gathered by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and the like found 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 differed in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Capitol Spine & 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 examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient point of view and the objective testing angle found that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual 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 overall picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor uses this evidence to take care of your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. A fascinating study of chiropractic students revealed how with each year of learning they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of beneficial chiropractic spine care keeps expanding! Researchers write today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one such non-drug pain management offering. In a study 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 use chiropractic are shown to have better 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 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 relieving treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Baton Rouge chiropractic care appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Know that Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows Baton Rouge back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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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