Encouraging Data on Chiropractic Groton Back Pain Relief

Data. Data. Data. We humans are well researched: our illnesses, our habits, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be quite helpful in improving care, particularly flow of low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when needed. In Groton Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is practiced in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if necessary.


The worldwide leading cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosing the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is key to managing it. One study stated that low back examination tests alone are not always helpful on their own. (1) That’s  the reason that Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office considers everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to establish a diagnosis and a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers have to visit specialists like spinal surgeons. Even the surgeons value it when patients who require their expertise (surgical skills) are referred to them. A recent study pointed out that of 500 cases sent to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals done during the study’s time period were considered not appropriate. The researchers wrote that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office agrees and is ready to perform that role. Your Groton chiropractor specializes in the diagnosis and management of low back pain and knows when to refer for specialized treatment like advanced imaging, surgery, etc.


In the chiropractic world of healthcare, Care Response is a packed database of details from chiropractic patients around the world. It has been amassing data for over 10 years regarding patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients thought was good about their care and what could be improved. The good incorporated clinical outcomes (less pain, improved function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and description of the condition and its treatment, professionalism, friendliness, feeling valued as a person, safety, comfort, and punctuality. There is always room for improvement, and patients commented that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted good outcomes, etc. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office tries hard to focus on you during your time at our Groton chiropractic office.


As your Groton chiropractor, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office strives to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to enhance quality of life for our low back pain patients. The most recent series of questions to assist us in evaluating patients for these outcomes is known as PROMIS that comprises function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The final word from all the assembled data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but did not think they did, (3) didn’t improve significantly but felt they did, (4) did not improve significantly or report feeling better. (4) We strive for the ideal #1 outcome described above, and we want you to tell us how you feel you are.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief of low back pain in a patient with a disc herniation implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Groton chiropractic appointment soon. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office studies the data to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our Groton low back pain patients.

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