Chiropractic’s goal is to give the back pain sufferer a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain while not avoiding life. That is also the goal of your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It is a partnership among the Southern New Hampshire 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 reported that chiropractors like yours at New Hampshire Spine and Sport enjoy their profession most as they are capable to reduce pain and increase strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients through a comprehensive treatment plan. Two of the best 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractor concurs! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - especially in managing spine pain issues is the best part of daily practice.
EFFECT OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER AVAILABILITY: MD/Surgeon, DC, PCP
Researchers wondered how a community’s healthcare workforce impacted the care of low back pain sufferers. They found 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 decreased 2.5 conservative care episodes per 1000 elder 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 state certain limitations in their study as they extracted a certain set of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one episode of low back pain and relocation) which left 402,372 persons in the analysis set. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability affects how much is expended on each beneficiary. The effect is altered by provider type and whether the provider availability rises or falls. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly linked with increased spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community reduced spending. (3) In Southern New Hampshire, back pain sufferers get a partner at New Hampshire Spine and Sport who can guide 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 center of managing pain and chronic disorders is the person dealing with pain and chronic disorder. When back pain is the chronic issue, the low back pain sufferer self-manages much of the time anyway and needs suggestions regarding how best to do that: when to seek more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to manage pain (behavioral changes to handle and prevent pain), and how to be confident in managing their pain independently. These all take guidance from clinicians along the lines of education about the condition and the collaboration of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at New Hampshire Spine and Sport must communicate how each views back pain management to most advantageously reduce the pain!
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Keith Bartley on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and effectively eases back pain due to spinal stenosis and assists the patient in his own self-care routine to manage and stop another episode of back pain.
Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport now. Along with delivering relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, New Hampshire Spine and Sport attempts to give our Southern New Hampshire spine pain patients a sense of control over their situation.