How well do you understand your spine and what it requires?
Does your physician? Does your insurance provider (ie,
Medicare)? Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic prides itself on understanding the
spine of each of our Montreal chiropractic patients. Your Montreal
chiropractor assesses your low back when there’s
low back pain, your neck when you have neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when there’s
leg pain, your thoracic spine when you have thoracic
(and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your
spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer doesn’t.
The chiropractic profession endeavors to deliver
the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for
your spine while your Montreal chiropractor strives
to communicate clearly with your insurer for your best
care and with you for your optimal clinical outcome: relief of
Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the entire
story about back pain. In a study that compared
self-reported low back pain to data assembled by
health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes
and such found that these two groups
do not agree. Self-reported data about low back
pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%).
Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed
in several areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use
– leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1)
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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, real 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 Montreal chiropractor factors
in this evidence to take care of your spine.
Your Montreal chiropractor is an evidence-based
chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. 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 ready to take care of Montreal
back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic
spine care keeps expanding! Researchers report 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 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 found
to have higher 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 cost (fewer
medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery
cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These are not
bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
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.
Make a non-surgical Montreal
chiropractic care visit with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. Know that
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows Montreal back pain, understands how it affects
you, and has a plan for its relief.