Chiropractic’s goal is to give the back pain patient a sense of control over the back pain and to live through the pain and not avoid life. That is also the goal of your Nashua chiropractor: gentle, pain-relieving, conservative care of spine pain. It’s a partnership among the Nashua 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 the best! A recent survey found that chiropractors like yours at Moriarty Chiropractic enjoy their profession most because they are capable to decrease pain and build strength, flexibility, and power alongside their patients through a thorough treatment plan. Two of the top features of being a chiropractor were marked 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 Nashua chiropractor concurs! Being your healthcare partner - your back pain specialist - particularly in managing spine pain issues is a big part of daily practice.
EFFECT OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER AVAILABILITY: MD/Surgeon, DC, PCP
Researchers questioned how a community’s healthcare workforce impacted the care of low back pain sufferers. They found that one new spine surgeon increased non-conservative care episodes by 31.3 per 1000 older adults, the increase 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 older adults. The researchers admit certain limitations in their study as they pulled a specific set of patients from the 16 million Medicare Part B enrollees (who had at least one occurrence of low back pain and relocation) which left 402,372 persons in the analysis set. (2) In the Medicare population, healthcare provider availability impacts how much is spent on each beneficiary. The effect is altered by provider type and whether the provider availability increases or decreases. Spine surgeon availability was most strongly linked with more spending. The loss of one spine surgeon in a community decreased spending. (3) In Nashua, back pain sufferers have a partner at Moriarty Chiropractic 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 really at the core 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 patient self-manages much of the time anyway and desires suggestions about how best to do that: when to pursue more care (symptoms, imaging, advice), how to handle pain (behavioral changes to contain and prevent pain), and how to be assured of their independent pain management’s effectiveness. These all take encouragement from clinicians along the lines of education about the condition and the partnership of the patient and the healthcare provider. (4) Nashua back pain sufferers and their healthcare providers like your chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic need to communicate how each sees back pain management to best 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 illustrates how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management gently and successfully relieves back pain due to spinal stenosis and assists the patient in his own self-care practice to manage and prevent back pain.
Make your next Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic today. In conjunction with providing relieving chiropractic spinal manipulation, Moriarty Chiropractic strives to offer our Nashua spine pain patients a sense of control over their situation.