Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it requires? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Groton chiropractic patients. Your Groton 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 is leg pain, your thoracic spine when there’s thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Groton chiropractor strives to communicate openly with your insurer for your best care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.

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 groups that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two sources do not agree. Self-reported data about low back pain (21.2%) was higher than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients based on data differed in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that expressly examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle found that these two measures do not correlate well either. At least in this comparison, real input was from people: patients filling out questionnaires and doctors who filled out objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to notice that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Groton chiropractor factors in this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Groton chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. An interesting study of chiropractic students found that with each year of schooling they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is ready to take care of Groton back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful 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 an analysis of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are found to have higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries 12 months later, less opioid-associated 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 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 as they described how non-pharmacological relieving treatment of back pain utilizing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical Groton chiropractic care appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Know that Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows Groton back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 
 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares 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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